Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Brian Dopirak Report

Brian Dopirak, 1B, Chicago Cubs
Drafted 56th Overall (2nd Rd), 2002 Draft, HS, Dunedin, FL
Bats R/Throws R
20 YO, 6'4", 230 lbs

.307/.363/.593 in the Midwest League looks really nice on a resume. He had 77 extra base hits (38 doubles, 39 home runs) in 541 at bats. He was supposed to have the best raw power in the 2002 draft, and that translated into real power this season. He has power that you don't often see in a 20 year old, even one who is 6'4", 230 pounds.

His defense is a work in progress, and he's no threat to steal. Also, I'd like to see him draw a few more walks, as 52 free passes in 541 at bats is merely adequate. He needs to work on that. The idea that he could see better pitches to hit by being more selective should make pitchers very uneasy.

ETA: 2007
4 Stars

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