Sunday, January 23, 2005

Billy Hogan Report

Billy Hogan, OF, Seattle Mariners
Drafted 131st Overall (5th Rd), 2003 Draft, Chandler-Gilbert CC
Bats R/Throws R
21 YO, 6'3", 200 lbs

Hogan was traded from the Padres for AAAA lefty Randy Williams. He had a pretty good pro debut in 2003, putting up a .256/.333/.385 line for Idaho Falls and a .344/.419/.515 line for Eugene. This season, he regressed, going .164/.246/.197 with Fort Wayne, prompting a demotion to Eugene, where he failed to match his 2003 numbers, going .236/.304/.357 while struggling enough on defense to get moved to the outfield. His biggest problem on offense is making contact. He has 143 strikeouts in 501 career at bats. He has average speed, and has demonstrated little power. He's too young to give up on, but it's pretty obvious that he has a lot of work to do.

ETA: 2009
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