- Full name Josh Hochgesang
- Profile Throws: R
Organization Prospect Rankings
After a distinguished career for college powerhouse Stanford, Hochgesang has drawn attention with his power and continual improvement. He has shown the ability to understand the game and make adjustments. His streaks of success have been mixed with serious down periods, however. Hochgesang spent 2000 battling elbow problems, which prompted the A's to shut him down for instructional league. His elbow didn't prevent him from drilling 20 homers in his first full season as a pro. He also showed a fine eye at the plate, fitting in with the organization's philosophy of patience. Hochgesang also made great strides on defense and plays a solid third base. His attitude and personality have made him an organization favorite. He is expected to land at Double-A in 2001.
Best Tools List
- Rated Best Defensive 3B in the Texas League in 2001