AB 748
AVG .238
OBP .311
SLG .373
HR 19
  • Full name Brian Thomas Bogusevic
  • Born 02/18/1984 in Oak Lawn, IL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Tulane
  • Debut 09/01/2010
  • Drafted in the 1st round (24th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2005 (signed for $1,375,000).
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    No. 2-ranked Tulane boasts the best record (45-8) in NCAA Division I and two of the best two-way players in Bogusevic and Micah Owings. It's a given that Bogusevic will go in the first round, but his pro position remains uncertain. Though more teams prefer him as a three-pitch lefthander, he also has five-tool potential as a right fielder. On the mound, Bogusevic shows an 89-93 mph fastball along with a solid slider and changeup. He has good command, though his velocity and location slipped when he strained a hamstring early in the season. The injury also kept him out of the lineup for much of the first half, though scouts were running in to check out his bat as the draft approached. Bogusevic's size, swing and bat speed give him tremendous power potential from the left side of the plate. That power is still more raw and not as evident in games--he hasn't homered in 94 at-bats this spring--but it's there and he did have 10 home runs as a sophomore. He's also Tulane's fastest player, running the 60-yard-dash in 6.6 seconds during the team's scout day last fall. His arm obviously is an asset on defense as well. Bogusevic hit just .183 with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer, a performance partially attributed to fatigue from the grind of playing both ways during a long college season.

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  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Houston Astros in 2009

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