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June 14, 2011

White Sox sign 24th round draft pick OF Mark Haddow

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 14, 2011 12:48 am
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Punzal @ PS:

Also signing on Friday was UCSB infielder Mark Haddow with the Chicago White Sox. He was picked in the 24th round.

Baseball America’s scouting report:

Mark Haddow is a senior sign with upside–a tools guy who finally translated his talent into performance this spring. Physical and athletic at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, Haddow is a solid-average runner with a solid-average arm and average defensive skills at a corner outfield spot. Making consistent contact has always been his bugaboo. He has done a better job with it this spring, though scouts still doubt he’ll hit enough to be a big league regular.

Baseball Draft Report’s scouting report:

JR OF Mark Haddow (2010 – UC Santa Barbara) offers up plus power potential, but also strikeouts about as much as you’d expected from a raw college player with plus power potential. Luckily, power isn’t his only claim to fame. Haddow can also rely on his solid athleticism, better than you’d think speed, and slightly above-average big league right field arm. He has the raw tools to dramatically rise up draft boards, but first needs to take a more disciplined approach at the plate to show big league clubs he’d cut it as something more than a backup outfielder professionally. If he begins even to hint at improvement in those deficient areas in his game, I’d bet good money some team out there will draft him with the idea that he’ll be a big league starter in right someday.

Here are his College Stats:

Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-ATT SO BB AVG.
2008 23-12 52 10 12 1 0 1 8 2-2 16 5 .231
2009 44-34 124 21 37 7 3 5 25 10-13 36 13 .298
2010 53-53 198 38 54 5 3 6 26 17-21 48 22 .273
Totals 120-99 374 69 103 13 6 12 52 29-36 100 40 .275
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