Monday, May 15, 2006

Jay Garthwaite

Jay Garthwaite was born in 1980, which makes him 25 right now, which also right away makes him a little old for how far he has reached in the minors. The Reds claimed him off waivers so he didn't really cost us anything. He is a 6-2, 215 lbs, OF who has played all OF positions. He started out as a right fielder who could play center if he had to. He has done that in short stints, but he is now listed as a left fielder. He has descent speed for his size, but an average arm. He was drafted by the A's in round 12 in 1999 but decided to go to the University of Washington. He was then selected by the Diamondbacks in the 14th round of the 2002 draft. Baseball America ranked him 19th in their 2004 issue. They think hecould show 30 homer power in majors, but is very raw. He was also a football player and is still picking up the game. They also mention that he is a consumate pro and has great character. He is not ranked in any of their other issues but did get a mention in their 2006 handbook for leading the Diamondbacks in K's with 131. Not a good sign.

I believe he might have turned a corner this year. He did not fair well with a promotion to AA. I don't know if he is ever going to help the big team out and if he did it would be as a fourth or fifth outfielder. He definitely needs work on his plate discipline as it seems he is getting worse with each promotion. He did just hit for the cycle last week. If he is ever going to make it to the bigs I think he is going to have to make a move very soon.

Minor League numbers
Year L    G   AB   R   H  2B 3B HR RBI SB CS  BB  SO  AVG
2002 A-  14   51   6   9   5  0  1   3  0  0   3  12 .176
2002 A   46  162  21  40  10  2  2  18  2  2  11  62 .247
2002 A+   7   11   2   4   0  0  1   3  0  0   2   7 .364
2003 A+ 113  437  82 130  33  2 22  87  3  5  30  97 .297
2004 A+  63  238  49  74  17  3 12  41  5  3  17  55 .311
2004 AA  42  122   9  23   5  2  2  13  2  0   5  37 .189
2005 A+ 124  487  81 146  36  4 21 102  1  3  33 131 .300
Totals  409 1508 250 426 106 13 61 267 13 13 101 401 .282


2006 Minor League numbers currently in Sarasota High A
 G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS  OBP  SLG  AVG
28 117 15 32  8  2  6  19 62  2 34  3  1 .292 .530 .274


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