Kolbrin Vitek Outfield

     
 













Vitek Video

Born April 1, 1989
Bryan, OH
Height 6-2
Weight 195
Bats Right
Throws Right
Drafted 1st round, 2010
How Acquired Draft
College: Ball State
High School: Bryan HS (OH)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Links
The Book: Kolbrin Vitek 7.10.2010

ESPNBoston: Q&A with Kolbrin Vitek
2011 Prospect Preview
The Ladder - 5.11.11
Vitek still learning, working toward majors (1.18.12)
2012 Prospect Preview

Retired (March 2014)

Scouting Report
: Thin, athletic build with room to grow. Polished hitting mechanics. Smooth, compact level swing with quick wrists. Quiet on pitch approach. Hit tool to be a plus hitter for average. Below-average present power. Does not drive offerings consistently. Average power potential. Will have to increase loft in swing path to hit more home runs. Solid plate discipline, but can get too far in front with hands at times, causing him to roll over fastballs. Slightly above-average speed. Defense is a question mark. Played second base during his junior year at Ball State, but Boston moved him to third base as a pro. Does not look natural at third base. Footwork isn't fluid and reactions are sluggish. Not overly light on his feet. Despite having a pitchers’ arm strength, throws tend to fade and has trouble with throwing mechanics. Best suited for the outfield defensively and began playing left field in May 2013.   
 
Links (cont.)

Vitek back strain stalls development in key year (8.29.12)
2013 Prospect Preview

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2008 Ball State NCAA Coll --- 19 34 128 28 39 4 3 5 24 64 14 20 3 1 0.305 0.388 0.500 0.888
  2009 Ball State NCAA Coll --- 20 50 208 57 81 25 4 13 67 153 28 34 17 9 0.389 0.465 0.736 1.201
  2010 Ball State NCAA Coll --- 21 58 233 73 84 20 3 17 68 161 33 36 16 4 0.361 0.445 0.691 1.136
  2010 Lowell NYPL A Bos 21 56 204 30 55 13 3 4 30 86 26 61 13 2 0.270 0.360 0.422 0.781
  2010 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 12 40 7 11 3 1 0 3 16 7 13 4 1 0.275 0.383 0.400 0.783
2011 Salem Car A Bos 22 123 473 78 133 22 6 3 43 176 45 102 12 3 0.281 0.350 0.372 0.722
  2012 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 23 4 11 4 3 1 0 0 2 4 2 0 0 0 0.273 0.357 0.364 0.721
  2012 Lowell NYPL A Bos 23 2 8 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.375 0.625
  2012 Portland East AA Bos 23 46 186 14 45 13 1 1 10 63 10 47 0 0 0.242 0.284 0.339 0.623
  2013 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 24 3 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0.286 0.286 0.429 0.714
  2013 Portland East AA Bos 24 58 201 14 41 8 1 0 14 51 14 60 5 3 0.204 0.260 0.254 0.514
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 14, 2010 by Sam Ray
Signing Bonus: $1,359,000
MiLB Debut: June 18, 2010 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
     
  Awards
2010 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year
2010 First Team All MAC
2010 Louisville Slugger First Team All-America
Red Sox ML Base Runner of the Month (April 2012)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (August 9-15, 2010)
2011 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - 3B
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (August 1-7, 2011)

 

  

 
 

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