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The Book on Kevin Ahrens
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Kevin Ahrens / 3B, TOR
Houston, TX, USA
School: Memorial Senior Houston TX
266 | 2/12/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (6/19/2013): #885
MiLB.com Season Preview: Unranked or n/a
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Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2013: Unranked or n/a
Baseball Prospectus: Unranked or n/a
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
Drafted as a shortstop, the switch-hitting Ahrens has since been moved to 3B due to his lack of speed and fielding quickness. His bat is solid, though, especially from the right side, from which he can hit for both power and average at a near-MLB level, despite his young age. He improved on his 2010 numbers when he returned to high-A Dunedin in 2011, slashing .242/.334/.389 and popping 13 homers in 429 at-bats. He'll try to make the move to double-A this season.
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