The signing period to sign 2008 draft picks came and went on Friday and the Twins managed to lock up their sixth rounder from the state of Iowa after it was thought that he might go to college instead. With the deadline I thought it might be a good idea to see how some of the different picks have faired thus far in pro ball.
As a player out of high school it’s obvious that his discipline won’t be really good, but it hasn’t been terrible. He has walked twenty-five times so far and struck out twenty-nine times. Not bad for a 19-year old player.
Thus far at Beloit he has not been as dominant, but has still been pretty good. In nearly the same number of innings (nineteen and a third), Hunt has posted a 3.26 ERA. The walks have been up nearly double, and he has struck out twenty-three hitters -- still an impressive number.
Thus far he has already driven in thirty runs mostly with his seven homeruns and eight doubles. The good news is that it looks like he is walking more and striking out less in recent games.
He is also holding hitters to a very good .238 batting average and while he still has no shutout, he does have one complete game.
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