Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Season 1 pick #20

With the 20th pick, Cincinnati chose Nick Burkett. I guess he was chosen for his defensive skills. He has average contact, low power, trouble hitting left handed pitchers, and a decent batting eye. This has made him struggle the higher levels he has played in. Rookie season saw him on the all star team in rookie ball, but after that ... nothing. I really don't see him batting for a high average in the ML.. If he played all season, he would struggle to hit 25 doubles and 10 homers. Drafted as a potential gold glove winner in the future, thus far he has only won a "garden glove" award. He had 48 errors in AA last season. I give him a DUD award so far.

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