Thursday, June 5, 2008
Jason Kipnis #2
Jason has played both CF and LF for ASU, though he has become the primary CF as the season has continued. He is a left-handed hitter who hits at the top of their lineup and has had a monster year, hitting .363 with a .484 obp and .677 slg. He's a pesky player who is a very tough out, hitting the ball to all fields and running the bases aggressively (24 bases so far this year). Over the summer last year, Jason hit .318 with a .505 obp and a .591 slg while stealing 24 bases. Despite a limited projection in terms of physical size, he plays very hard and is surprisingly strong - 13 homers this year and 9 over the summer.
Posted by Paul DePodesta at 5:12 PM
Labels: amateur draft, baseball, jason kipnis, padres
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For what its worth I saw a couple ASU games earlier this year and thought Kipnis looked like the best hitter in a great lineup that included Wallace, Davis and Paramore. He hit 2 MONSTER shots. I like this pick.
Here are Kipnis' splits:
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