24 July, 2006

MLB Debut - Carlos Quentin

Arizona Diamondbacks first round pick from the 2003 Amateur Draft, Carlos Quentin, go the call to the big club on 20 July. Quentin replaced pitcher Edgar Gonzalez on the 25 man roster.

Quentin started the same day in left field, spelling regular starter Luis Gonzalez. The 23 year old righty swinger went 1 for 4. His only hit was a two run homer in the bottom of the sixth of Dodgers' starter Mark Hendrickson.

Before his call-up to the bigs, Quentin was hitting .289 for Tucson and led the PCL with 30 doubles. He also had 9 HRs and 52 RBIs. Quentin was hit by pitches 29 times in 2005, but has already surpassed that this year with 31.

As you'd expect, Quentin crowds the plate, hits for power and average. He hit .301/.422/.520 in a full season at Tucson in 2005. With nothing left to prove he was spinning his heels in southern Arizona until last week. But, it looks like he'll have to settle for spot starts as the D-Backs are crowded at the corner outfield places.

Quentin is a complete athlete, was a three sport standout at High School and had three monster years at Stanford. His range and arm are above average. He's got little speed, but with all the other skills at his disposal, he looks like a solid Major Leaguer.

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Blogger Brian said...

Carlos Quentin, a Mike Rizzo production. Bring some of that talent evaluation to DC.

02 August, 2006 15:00  

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