TD's Top Prospects-#16 Batter

Posted by Lionel on May 21, 2009.

Luis Bautista

Rank: #16 Batter (TD)

Age: 24

Position(s): 1B

'08 Team(s): Peoria Chiefs

Acquired: Drafted in the 32nd round, 2007

'08 Key Composite Stats: .313 BA, 13 HR's, 25 doubles, 50 RBI's, 5 of 7 stolen bases

Breakdown: The brother of veteran MLBer Jose Bautista doesn't have a single top ten finish in any statistical category from last year. In fact, he only lead his Peoria Chief's team in one category: batting average. But it's the body of work that's impressive. A .300+ BA, 13 HR's (in 326 AB's) and 5 of 7 stolen bases, meaning Bautista can hit for power, hit for average, and run. The 5 for 7 stolen bases is the most impressive part of Bautista, given that he goes 6-4, 240. The only flaws in the big righthander are 8 errors (in 89 games) and the fact that he ground into 11 double plays.

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