- Full name Bodhi J. Hart
- Born 09/27/1976 in Creswell, OR
- Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 175 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Gonzaga
- Debut 06/19/2003
- Drafted in the 33rd round (1,002nd overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1999.
Organization Prospect Rankings
The Cardinals have a knack for developing gritty utilitymen who play above their tools, and Hart is the latest to follow in the footsteps of Joe McEwing and Stubby Clapp. Hart has made his mark on the organization in spite of repeated nagging injuries. He broke his right hand when he was plunked by a fastball at midseason last year, knocking him out for eight weeks. He wasn't even a standout in college, so he approaches the game as a scrapper who's looking to prove himself every time he takes the field. Hart is a manager's dream who plays to win. He has no above-average tool but usually finds a way to get the job done. He has gap power, makes consistent contact and serves as a sparkplug for a lineup. He's best suited to play second base on defense but is versatile and willing to play anywhere to get himself in the lineup. He'll move up to Double-A in 2002.
Best Tools List
- Rated Best Defensive 2B in the Carolina League in 2001