AB 3416
AVG .242
OBP .319
SLG .362
HR 63
  • Full name Kevin Ahrens
  • Born 04/26/1989 in Houston, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
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  • Drafted in the 1st round (16th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2007 (signed for $1,440,000).
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    The best high school hitter in another strong year in Texas, Ahrens repeatedly draws comparisons to Chipper Jones. That holds up on several levels, as Ahrens is a switch-hitter with power and a high school shortstop who will have to move to third base at the next level, whether that's at Texas A&M or in pro ball. More of a gap-to-gap hitter in the past, Ahrens has gotten stronger and started to turn on his power at the World Wood Bat Championship last fall, hitting a game-winning triple in the quarterfinals and a game-winning homer in the semis before his Houston Heat lost in the championship game. He's proficient from both sides of the plate, with a sound approach and little effort in his swing. The only thing lacking in Ahrens' game is speed, as he's a below-average runner. Though he still sees himself as a shortstop, he'll definitely have to shift to the hot corner, where his plus arm and soft hands will be assets. In a tremendous year for high school third basemen, Ahrens could be a bit of a steal in the late first round or early supplemental first round.

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