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1.20 Boston Red Sox - Kolbrin Vitek, 2B, Ball State

The Red Sox selected Kolbrin Vitek. Here's his profile:

 

Kolbrin Vitek   Position: 2B   School: Ball State   State: IN   Year: Jr.   Height: 6’3’’   Weight: 195

Bats: R   Throws: R   Birth Date: 4/1/89   Seiler Rating: 1B2   Last Drafted: Never

 

Year

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

CS

BB

SO

AVG

OBP

SLG

2008

34

128

28

39

4

3

5

24

3

1

14

20

0.305

0.388

0.500

2009

50

208

57

81

25

4

13

67

17

9

28

34

0.389

0.465

0.736

2010

57

228

73

83

20

3

17

68

16

4

33

36

0.364

0.450

0.702


Kolbrin Vitek is an athletic collegiate second baseman from Ball State University. Vitek originally came to Ball State from Bryan High School in Bryan, Ohio. He wasn’t considered much of a prospect back then, as evidenced by the fact that his best scholarship offer was to Ball State, but was still considered a solid prospect immediately once arriving on campus in Indiana. After a pair of solid years that included playing time at third base, second base, the outfield, and pitching, he has taken a step forward this spring. His tools, which are quite considerable for a college player, are starting to surface, and there’s a good feeling that he’s going to be an impact bat in a weak hitting class. He has the tools to be an impact player at second base and center field, and it’s only a matter of decision-making as to where he ends up. At the plate, he’s easily an above-average hitter with above-average raw power, and when you add in his plus speed, he’s an absolute offensive threat. While his fielding at second base isn’t that good, as he lacks the hands for the position, many scouts think he’d make for an above-average center fielder. He’d need to work on his routes for some time, though, and transitioning to center field isn’t as easy as some make it sound. However, he has a plus arm in whatever position he plays, and the feeling is that he can only get better once he’s not playing a big role as a starting pitcher. He should go off the board sometime in the first round, likely in the first twenty picks, and he’ll be signable for slot money.