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Kellen Kulbacki

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Kellen Kulbacki
Name: Kellen Robert Kulbacki
Born: Nov 21, 1985 in Harrisburg, Pa. USA
High School: Hershey (Pa.) HS
College: James Madison
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career860.273.357.44832
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (40th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2007 (signed for $765,000)
At the outset of the season, scouts made sure to pay a visit to Harrisonburg, Va., to try to get a better read on Kulbacki. They were scratching their heads after he won the Colonial Athletic Association triple crown and led Division I in home runs and slugging percentage as a sophomore. The success didn't translate in the Cape Cod League last summer, though, making this spring key to his draft status. Because he's a well-below-average defender with average speed, all of his value lies in the bat, but most scouts seem confident that he will be an above-average major league hitter. His advanced approach and feel for hitting prompted one scout to say Kulbacki is an average major league hitter now. He can handle lefthanded pitching, which he proved by lining a double off the wall in a game against Maryland's Brett Cecil. Kulbacki's game is a similar to that of Nationals prospect Kory Casto, and how much power he develops will be vital to his ultimate value. Because he makes such consistent hard contact, he should hit for at least average power. He could be taken as high as the supplemental round.
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