January 8, 2009

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2009: #41 Evan Bigley

2009 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #41 | Evan Bigley

Position | Outfield

Bats/Throws | Right/Right

| March 9, 1987 (Combine, Texas)

School | Dallas Baptist

| 6'1''

| 200 lbs.

2008 Ranking
| Not Ranked

The Twins drafted Evan Bigley in the 10th round of the 2008 draft. Bigley is a corner outfielder with extreme raw power at the plate. He hit 27 home runs in 2008, 13 in 56 games at Dallas Baptist and 14 in 53 games for the Elizabethton Twins. Although he has a lack of plate discipline, he still got on base at a .360 clip. He struck out 43 times for the Twins, but took 8 hit by pitches which helped improve his OBP. What makes Bigley stand out over other players is his ability to drive the ball. He can hit the ball to both sides of the field and can do it with power. He is currently an outfielder but has spent time in the infield during college. He has o.k. speed and a great arm. He may fit better as a first or third baseman in the future than as an outfielder. He will be 22 this coming season, so it will be interesting to see how he is handled. Although he has great power potential, his lack of plate discipline is alarming which could slow his progression through the system.

2008 Statistics
Level      G     PA     AVG     OBP     SLG     XBH     HR     RBI
R         53    236    .300    .360    .587      30     14      47

2009 Outlook

Bigley should be in the Beloit Snappers outfield for most (if not all) of the 2009 season.


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