Thursday, November 11, 2004

Jason Stokes Report

Jason Stokes, 1B, Florida Marlins
Drafted 41st Overall (2nd Rd), 2000 Draft, HS, Coppell, TX
Bats R/Throws R
22 YO, 6'4", 225 lbs

He's all about hitting for power. That's what he does. He hit 27 home runs as a 20 year old in the Midwest League before having wrist injuries sap his power in 2003. This season, he hit .272/.345/.513 at AA Carolina with 26 doubles, 23 home runs, 42 walks, and 121 strikeouts in 394 at bats. He's no Jim Thome at this point, but he's a good bat for the middle of the lineup. His plate discipline is acceptable, as is his defense. He strikes out a lot, but that's the collateral damage that comes with being a big power hitter with a big swing. The best offensive comparable that I can come up with is Derrek Lee. Defensively, he's more of a Jason Giambi/Carlos Delgado.

ETA: 2006
4 Stars

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