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Draft 2008
Draft Central

Roger Kieschnick (Credit: Texas Tech University)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Roger Kieschnick
School:Texas Tech
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Weight:215 lbs.
Report Date(s):03/28-03/30/08

Focus Area
Hitting Ability:Kieschnick has some rigidness to his swing that makes him a little pull conscious, but he does keep his bat through the zone.
Power:He has excellent raw power, mostly to the pull side because of his swing path.
Running Speed:He has above-average speed.
Base running:An aggressive base runner, he could be the type to steal 10 to 15 bases per year at the next level.
Arm Strength:He showed an average arm in this series, but it's been plus in the past.
Fielding:He has the potential to be an above-average right fielder.
Range:He gets good breaks and angles on balls and is very aggressive in the outfield.
Physical Description:Kieschnick is a big, athletic left-handed hitter who reminds some of Mark Teahen.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Raw power, good speed, aggressiveness in all facets of the game.
Weaknesses:The rigidness to his swing and lack of firmer base at the plate leads to some wondering whether he'll hit enough at the next level.
Summary:Kieschnick is a potential five-tool corner outfielder who could hit for power and steal a few bases. He plays a fearless outfield, getting to plenty of balls and showing off a good arm at times. The one knock is an issue with his mechanics at the plate that concerns some about his hitting ability at the next level. Still, an aggressive college outfielder -- in a weak class of outfielders -- who has those tools should get plenty of interest.