Position | Outfield
Bats/Throws | Right/Right
Born | March 9, 1987 (Combine, Texas)
School | Dallas Baptist
Height | 6'1''
Weight | 200 lbs.
2009 Ranking | 41
The Twins drafted Evan Bigley in the 10th round of the 2008 draft. Drawing attention by scouts over his raw home run potential, most expected Bigley to continue his power surge in 2009. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case as he hit half of the home runs in twice as many at-bats from the 2008 season. Bigley played just 25 games with the Snappers before being called upon by the Fort Myers Miracle to take Joe Benson's place on the roster, after he lost a fight with a cement wall. Bigley remained in Fort Myers the rest of the season, finishing with a .287/.337/.415 tri-slash line between the two stops. Bigley is below-average defensively and may be up for a switch to first base at some point in the future. His lack of plate discipline is also alarming and he did little to improve in that area last season. The 90 strikeouts he racked up between Beloit and Fort Myers isn't as alarming as the 25 walks he drew. He held his own in the pitcher-friendly confines of the Florida State League, but if he wants to climb the ladder in an outfield-rich system, he'll have to make major improvements.
Level G PA AVG OBP SLG XBH HR RBIA- 25 106 .307 .340 .446 9 2 22
A+ 95 362 .280 .336 .405 29 5 46
I'll be surprised if Bigley isn't back in Fort Myers to begin the 2010 season. I think that if he does go to New Britain, it won't be until mid-season.
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(Picture courtesy of Nathan Bortz from Border Ball)