Friday, October 15, 2004

Jason Kubel Report

I'm going to change procedures for naming the Daily Prospect Reports. Instead, I'll use the name of the prospect. You'll still get at least one of them every day, and most of the time 2 per day on the weekend.

Jason Kubel, OF, Minnesota Twins
Drafted 12th Round, 2000 Draft, HS, Palmdale, CA
Bats L/Throws R
22 YO, 5'11", 190 lbs

I'm not sure if he's technically still a prospect, but we're going with it. He entered 2004, never having a single at bat in the high minors. He finished 2002 on the Twins playoff roster, getting regular playing time in an outfield crowded with good players.

Here are the details. He started in AA New Britain, and hit .377/.453/.667 with 14 doubles, 4 triples, 6 home runs, 20 walks, and 19 K's in 138 AB. That got him promoted to Rochester, where he kept on rollin' to the tune of .343/.398/.560 with 28 doubles, 16 HR, 38 BB, and 40 K's in 350 AB. He even stole 16 bases with only 3 CS. He was called up to the big club after rosters expanded, and hit .300/.358/.433 in a small, 60 at bat sample.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is what a major league hitter looks like. Kubel will be a big part of the future Twins lineup, with Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer joining him as key members of the lineup. I have nothing at all to complain about.

ETA: Now
5 Stars

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