Monday, June 7, 2010

Red Sox select Kolbrin Vitek

The Boston Red Sox took Ball State's Kolbrin Vitek with the 20th overall pick in the 2010 MLB first year player draft.

Vitek is one of the more highly regarded college bats in this year's draft class and there were strong rumors suggesting the Padres were very interested in him with the 9th pick.

Vitek posted an impressive adjusted-wOBA of .476. He had 33 walks and 36 strikeouts and has solid bat speed and a short compact stroke. His speed is above average as is his arm strength. He was also one of the top pitchers for Ball State this season.

The concern about Vitek is his defense. He played 2nd this season but doesn't profile very well there. He may be best suited for third or a corner outfield position.

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