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Draft 2008
Draft Central

Ryan Babineau (Credit: UCLA)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Ryan Babineau
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Weight:210 lbs.
Report Date(s):03/13 - 03/15/08
Game(s):Cal Poly

Focus Area
Hitting Ability:Not his best strength, Babineau has made strides with the bat to the point where it's thought he should be able to compete offensively.
Power:He definitely has strength and could be the kind of backstop to chip in with 10 homers annually.
Running Speed:He's a catcher and runs like one.
Base running:It's not a skill that is a strength.
Arm Strength:He has plus arm strength that cuts down the running game.
Fielding:He's got plus overall defensive skills behind the plate.
Range:He does a fine job at moving behind the plate.
Physical Description:Babineau is a strong, tall, lean and durable backstop.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:His catch and throw skills, as well as his leadership behind the plate.
Weaknesses:His bat. He's made strides offensively, but he'll never be confused for an offensive-minded catcher.
Summary:Teams looking for good defense behind the plate surely know all about Babineau, one of the better catch-and-throw guys in the Draft class. Though he's improved offensively, the bat lags behind the defensive tools. He looks like a guy who could use his defense and leadership to become a solid backup catcher at the big-league level, a guy who'll shut down the running game and maybe give you a .250 average and 10 homers annually.