Friday, October 22, 2004

Eric Duncan Report

Eric Duncan, 3B, New York Yankees
Drafted 27th Overall, 2003 Draft, HS, Florham Park, NJ
Bats L/Throws R
19 YO, 6'3", 195 lbs

He made it up to Hi-A before his 20th birthday and more than held his own. That's a pretty good sign.

He hit .260/.351/.479 with 23 doubles, 2 triples, 12 home runs, 38 walks, and 84 K's in 288 at bats in the Midwest League. The strikeout rate is a bit high, but everything else looks good. After moving up to the Florida State League, he hit .254/.366/.462 with 20 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs, 34 walks, and 47 K's in 173 at bats. It doesn't look likely that he'll ever compete for a batting title, but he's young, has a really advanced approach at the plate, and hits for power. That walk rate in Tampa is off the charts.

He isn't fast, and they're already speculating that he could move to first base soon, but that bat is special.

ETA: 2007
4 Stars



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