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Kyle Jensen

#80 | 1B
San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants
Kyle Jensen
Name: Kyle G. Jensen
Born: May 20, 1988 in Walnut Creek, Calif. USA
High School: St. Mary's
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 255 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
Drafted in the 12th round (368th overall) by the Florida Marlins in 2009 (signed for $100,000)
Teams looking for college bats were having to look harder than usual this year. One option is St. Mary's outfielder Kyle Jensen. He was a skinny 6-foot-2, 180-pound lefthanded pitcher in high school, with an ordinary mid-80s fastball. Now a slugging righthanded-hitting outfielder, he has grown into a powerful 6-foot-4, 230-pounder. Jensen enjoyed a sensational 2008 season, belting 13 home runs while hitting .421 to lead the West Coast Conference. He also was productive in the Alaska League, hitting .265 for Mat-Su. His 2009 encore wasn't quite as impressive, as he swung for the fences more. He wound up at .286 with 58 strikeouts in 213 at-bats. Scouts love Jensen's huge raw power but are concerned about his contact rate. Some scouts think his high strikeout numbers came because he was pressing, though he does have holes in his swing. Despite his bulk, Jensen has excellent speed---6.7 seconds on the 60-yard dash. He played both corners in college but profiles better in left, with a solid-average arm and acceptable defensive skills. He could go out as high as the third round despite his poor season.
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