Saturday, October 23, 2004

Mark Kiger Report

Mark Kiger, IF, Oakland Athletics
Drafted 158th Overall (5th Rd), 2002 Draft, Florida
Bats R/Throws R
24 YO, 5'11", 180 lbs

Kiger was born to be a utility infielder. He was a college shortstop. He now plays second and short. He can hit a little bit, but not enough to make him a really good starter. He's basically a better version of Mark Ellis.

Kiger hit .269/.366/.395 in 722 at bats in 2002 and 2003. This season, he hit .262/.367/.355 with 24 walks, 3 triples, 5 home runs, 78 walks, and 97 K's in 488 at bats. He shared the infield with the struggling John McCurdy. McCurdy was drafted in the first round in 2002 while Kiger was drafted in the fifth round. The draft is an inexact science.

ETA: 2006
3 Stars

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