Prospect Retrospective and Career Profile- Denard Span, OF, Nationals

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Assigned to rookie-level Elizabethton in 2003, Span hit .271/.355/.319 with 14 steals, 23 walks, and 34 strikeouts in 207 at-bats. He was impressive defensively and showed obvious speed and athleticism, and his strike zone judgment wasn’t bad. But the lack of [url=http://www.flex-time-rennes.com/log/acheter_le_maillot_de_la_belgique_110354.html]acheter le maillot de la belgique[/url]
power was extreme: .048 isolated power, and there were serious questions about how his bat would play against more powerful pitching. I gave him a Grade C in the 2004 book, noting the athleticism again but [url=http://www.fepem35.com/private/bayern_2014_trikot_201343.html]bayern 2014 trikot[/url]
worrying that the bat would not be strong enough.

2004 was similar: .267/.363/.308 with 34 walks, 49 strikeouts, 15 steals in 240 at-bats for Quad Cities in the Midwest League. I [url=http://www.flex-time-rennes.com/log/sponsor_maillot_bayern_munich_054504.html]sponsor maillot bayern munich[/url]
had the opportunity to see him in person and he looked exactly like the stats would imply: very fast, decent eye, but with no strength in the bat and unable to get the ball past the infield. I did note that “he is still very young, [url=http://www.motte-rouge-conduite.com/js/bvb_trikot_sterne_130034.html]bvb trikot sterne[/url]
he is willing to work the count, and he’s not so small that he can’t develop a bit of pop in time.” “Grade C for now” was the conclusion.
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with Fort Myers in the Florida State League, hitting .339/.410/.403 with 22 walks, 25 strikeouts, and 13 steals in 186 at-bats. Promoted to Double-A New Britain, he hit .285/.355/.345 with 22 walks, 41 strikeouts, and 10 steals. Distance power was still not an asset but there was a bit more punch in the bat, enough to scoot the ball into the outfield for [url=http://www.chocolaterie-dousset.com/log/maillot_psg_pas_cher_chine_233231.html]maillot psg pas cher chine[/url]
more frequent line drive hits anyway. He moved up to Grade C+ but still looked more like a fourth outfielder to me than a potential regular.