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Jeff Kobernus (Photo: Cal Berkeley/MichaelPimentel)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Jeff Kobernus
Position:Second Base
School:University of California
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Weight:195 lbs.
Report Date(s):5/10/09

Focus Area
Hitting ability:Kobernus has a quiet approach at the plate. He pushes the bat a little through the zone, but he's got excellent bat speed and can hit the inside pitch.
Power: It's slightly below average now, but projects as an average tool in the future.
Running speed:A plus runner, he's even better once underway.
Base running:Steals bases right now, but may not in the future.
Arm strength:He shows some arm strength.
Fielding:Has above-average defensive skills with good hands, and shows a good ability on the pivot turning the double play.
Range:Has very good range at second.
Physical Description:Kobernus is kind of like a taller version of Mark Grudzielanek.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Good hitting skills; solid all-around defensive skills.
Weaknesses:He's not a premium bat and is a second baseman only.
Summary:Kobernus is not the kind of elite college bat scouts might be looking for, but then again, that doesn't really exist in this class. He's got a real chance to be a prototypical No. 2 hitter. He's a solid second baseman who really turns the double play well. He may not be that premium hitter, but he's got some solid attributes that should have him off the board fairly early.