AB 1555
AVG .235
OBP .316
SLG .383
HR 38
  • Full name Chris Charles O'Brien
  • Born 07/24/1989 in Milwaukee, WI
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: S / Throws: R
  • School Wichita State
  • Drafted in the 18th round (554th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011.
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    It's fair to say that no one anticipated Chris O'Brien's breakout season. He hit .272/.365/.401 in his first two seasons at Wichita State, then dipped to .197/.282/.219 with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer. He looked like a different hitter this spring, batting .410/.495/.643 with a 40-18 BB-K ratio even after the NCAA switched to less lively bats. A 6-foot, 219-pound switch-hitter, he took regular batting practice in the offseason and made his stance wider and more open. Though catchers who can hit are always in demand, O'Brien probably won't go in the first five rounds. He has fringy arm strength and receiving skills, though he does earn high marks for his ability to call pitches and run a pitching staff. His father Charlie was an All-America catcher for the Shockers and spent 15 years in the majors thanks to his defensive prowess.

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