• Full name Jared Lee Clark
  • Born 05/09/1986 in Van Nuys, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Cal State Fullerton
  • Drafted in the 12th round (361st overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2009.
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    A 23-year-old fifth-year senior, Clark dabbled as a pitcher in his first two seasons, 2005 and 2006. A knee injury forced him to redshirt in 2007, but he was nonetheless drafted that year by the Indians (21st round). The 6-foot-4, 215-pound righthander hitter found his stride in 2008, leading the Titans in home runs and finding a spot as a replacement on USA Baseball's college national team, where he replaced an injured Kentrail Davis. Despite his short stay with Team USA, Clark still led the squad with four homers. Clark has made a habit of driving in all the rabbits Fullerton places at the top of their batting order, leading the team with 74 RBIs and ranking second with 11 home runs. As a pro prospect, Clark is a kind of right handed Lucas Duda, who played at USC and was drafted by the Mets in 2007. Clark is acceptable as a defensive first baseman, and he has obvious power potential. His sweeping uppercut swing can get a shade long and pull-happy. Clark's relatively advanced age, injury history and lack of projection may work against him in the draft. Most importantly, Clark will need to convince scouts that his power translates to wood, and that he can consistently--not just occasionally--catch up to quality pitching.

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