Monday, July 20, 2009

Season 1 pick#11

With the 11th pick in Season 1 , Oklahoma City chose Ronnie Bannister. The scouts projected him to be a right handed Ryan Howard. He has excellent power, very good contact, kills left handed pitched, and also has a better eye than Ryan Howard. I will go out on a limb and say he is actually going to have better numbers than Howard after his career is over. He walks about the same, strikes out about 100 times less in a season than Howard does. He started out in Rookie League in season 1. He played 7 games before he was promoted, the owner knew what was in store for this guy in the future. In season 2 and 3, both in AA he was voted to the all star team. He hit .335 and .345, while hitting 31 and 43 homers respectively. He dove in 113 runs and 139 as well . This earned him a promotion in season 3 to AAA, where he continued his dominating trend. He spent only 5 games in AAA before he was called up to the big leagues in season 4. He hit 37 homers, drove in 121 runs on his way to the Rookie of the Year award. There is nothing but a high ceiling for this young slugger. He is so much of a STUD, he should donate at the "local bank" to help other teams out in the future.

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