From the Field: Chris Gittens, 1b, New York Yankees

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This card looks better then the scan shows…my scanner…has a way of scanning through the autograph to make it less bold then it really is. I guess this is a common problem.

  • Chris Gittens was drafted by the Yankees in the 12th round of the 2014 draft, out of Grayson County (Texas) CC. He has plus/plus raw power, though was limited defensively to only playing first. But his bat was more than strong enough to make that work.
  • He would spend 2014 and the beginning of 2015 in rookie ball. In late 2015 he got the bump to High-A, though only got 2 hits in 14 at bats.
  • In 2016 he got his first full season in affiliate ball, and was pretty good: .253/.359/.478 with 21 HR.
  • At this point I dont think he is ranking on anyones Top 30 lists, but I think that he is hits this well in High-A, he will start to climb fast. Raw power is not rare, but being able to convert that raw power in 20 game time HR is not easy to find.
Register Batting
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev G PA HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2014 20 0.2 Yankees 2 GULF Rk 11 45 0 5 7 10 .286 .400 .400 .800
2015 21 1.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A+ 46 161 8 30 18 36 .341 .429 .594 1.023
2015 21 -1.7 Tampa FLOR A+ 5 15 0 1 1 3 .143 .200 .143 .343
2015 21 1.5 Yankees 1 GULF Rk 41 146 8 29 17 33 .363 .452 .645 1.097
2016 22 0.5 Charleston SALL A 107 451 21 70 56 126 .253 .359 .478 .837
All All All All 164 657 29 105 81 172 .277 .379 .502 .881
Rk ( Rk ( Rk ( Rk ( Minors 52 191 8 34 24 43 .346 .440 .591 1.031
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/2/2017.
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