Zak Farkes Catcher-Third Base

     
 

Born: May 30, 1983
Boston, MA
Height: 5-11
Weight: 200
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Drafted: 39th round, 2004
How Acquired: Undrafted free agent (Jun. 2005)
College: Harvard
High School: BB&N

Photo by Kelly O'Connor

Released (June 2009)

Scouting Report
: Good, smart athlete.  Originally played second, third, and first base in the organization, but was converted to a catcher in 2006.   The conversion wasn't great, and Farkes now spends time at each of those positions.  Below average speed, some power.  Aggressive hitter. A lifelong Red Sox fan.  Farkes is the type of player that could stick around the organization for a while because of his versatility, his intelligence, his strong clubhouse presence, and his local roots. 
 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2005 Harvard NCAA Coll.   22 39 139 29 50 7 3 6 30 81 16 21 10 3 0.360 0.583 0.432 1.015
  2005 Lowell NYPL A Bos 22 40 132 12 23 7 0 2 13 36 8 36 2 1 0.174 0.232 0.273 0.505
  2006 Lowell NYPL A Bos 23 41 138 18 41 9 0 2 12 56 13 33 1 1 0.297 0.382 0.406 0.788
  2006 Greenville SAL A Bos 23 13 39 7 10 2 1 1 3 17 4 11 2 0 0.256 0.326 0.436 0.761
  2006 Wilmington Car A Bos 23 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.667 0.750 0.667 1.417
  2007 Greenville SAL A Bos 24 24 83 13 15 2 0 4 10 29 8 23 0 0 0.181 0.269 0.349 0.618
  2007 Lancaster Cal A Bos 24 40 153 29 42 7 0 10 33 79 9 36 1 0 0.275 0.315 0.516 0.831
2008 Lancaster Cal A Bos 25 88 319 47 80 20 2 10 48 134 28 72 4 1 0.251 0.320 0.420 0.740
  2009 Salem Car A Bos 26 34 106 11 24 9 1 2 13 41 6 24 1 0 0.226 0.270 0.387 0.657
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: Fark-us
First Pro Contract:
June 30, 2005 by Ray Fagnant
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: July 2005 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
     
  Awards
California League Player of the Week (July 14-20, 2008)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 14-20, 2008)

 




 
   

 
 

   
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