Sunday, December 05, 2004

Adam Donchie Report

Adam Donachie, C, Kansas City Royals
Drafted 47th Overall (2nd Rd), 2002 Draft, HS, Orlando, FL
Bats R/Throws R
20 YO, 6'2", 170 lbs

There's an old sabermetric rule that you don't use high draft picks to take high school catchers. Consider Donachie another datapoint in the continuing education of Allard Baird. Donachie was highly thought of as a high schooler. He hit well enough to raise the eyebrows of a lot of scouts. It didn't translate to the pro game, and Donachie has been somewhat injury-prone as well. His defense is above average, but his hitting has been nonexistant. He hit .189/.261/.232 with 7 doubles, 1 homer, 21 walks, and 41 K's in 228 at bats. Just so you know that this was not a fluke, he came into the year with a career line of .229/.338/.302 in 140 at bats in the Gulf Coast and Arizona Rookie Leagues. That's pretty rough. He hasn't shown much of anything. He's likely to be back in the Midwest League again in 2005.

ETA: ????
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