IP 890
ERA 4.288
WHIP 1.427
BB/9 4.358
SO/9 7.331
  • Full name Charles Walfred Lofgren
  • Born 01/29/1986 in Redwood City, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Junipero Serra
  • Drafted in the 4th round (107th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2004 (signed for $650,000).
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    Scouts are divided on whether Lofgren will be drafted as a hitter or pitcher. Teams have gone back and forth on him all spring. Most scouts saw him as a hitter at the start of the year and turned him in as a potential first-rounder. Some even thought he was the surest bet of all the high school players in this year's draft to hit in the big leagues, and said he could hit 35-40 homers a year. They saw juice in his bat and a solid approach at the plate. He was frequently pitched around, however, and he began to swing at bad pitches. He tried to do too much and his frustration got the better of him. He struggled to hit .250 and sentiment moved to the mound, where scouts saw a 6-foot-4, 200-pounder with a power arm, capable of pitching at 88-92 mph and touching 93-94. They also saw a high-maintenance delivery, an inconsistent curveball and a tendency to lose velocity quickly. The general feeling now is that Lofgren's higher upside is as a position player, even though he's an average runner and projects only as a left fielder. He finished the year with a .343 average, but only three homers. Lofgren, a Santa Clara signee, would play both ways in college but has expressed a preference to begin his pro career.

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  • Rated Best Pitching Prospect in the Carolina League in 2006

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