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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Scouting Report Position by Position- Jason Pridie

Jason Pridie- #92

26 years old
3rd major league season (11 games)
6'1" 205 pounds
Bats L/Throws R

The Good: He is fast, and stole 25 bases last year (100+ SB over the past 4 years), and can play all three outfield positions well (Totalzone, which is the main fielding metric for the minor leagues, has him at +63 over the past 4 years). Has gap power and hit 16 triples in 2008 (5 in 121 games in 2009).

The Bad: Walks too little, strikes out too much (85 k's, 19 walks last year, 152 ks and 30 walks in 2008). Was originally a Devils Ray pick, released after 2 years, picked up by the Twins and was released after 2 years. Doesn't have the plate discipline to succeed as of now.

Role: Another 4th or 5th outfielder in the Jeremy Reed mold; will spend most/all of the year in AAA waiting for an injury/seeing if he can stop striking out so much.

With that, all the position players on the 40-man roster has been previewed. Here are the links to the other outfielders:
Carlos Beltran
Jason Bay
Jeff Francoeur
Angel Pagan
Gary Matthews Jr.
Chris Carter
Fernando Martinez
Nick Evans

I have 17 pitchers on the 40 man roster to write up, and opening day is 13 days away. So I'm a few days behind my goal, but I'll get it done. Hope you guys have been enjoying these, and continue to add your comments or thoughts on these players/expectations.


  1. Great scouting reports. Love the "animal". Now if he can produce as hard as he works, then we got something.

    Keep up the good work. We need opening day and Reyes is finally cleared to resume "baseball activities".

  2. At Twins camp last summer, he was one of the very first guys working out in the batting cages in the morning. I think this is a positive?