Aaron Bates First Base

     
 

Born: March 10, 1984
New York, NY
Height: 6-4
Weight: 227
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 3rd round, 2006; 8th round, 2005 by FLA
How Acquired: Draft
College: North Carolina State
High School: Archbishop Mitty HS (CA)

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Released (March 2011)

Scouting Report
: Slugger with high power potential - won the Cape Cod League home run hitting contest in 2005. Demonstrated power potential at lower levels in 2006 and 2007, but has not carried it to higher levels since. Has maintained strength, but has struggled with making consistent contact and elevating the ball since reaching Double-A. Altered his mechanics prior to the 2009 season by shortening his swing and eliminating his leg kick timing step, resulting in more balance and a better ability to turn on the ball. Possesses above-average plate discipline and generally shows a selective approach at the plate and an ability to work counts, but can struggle with breaking balls and sometimes reaches for balls outside of the zone. Hits well to the opposite field. Average range and quickness at first base. Good glove, very strong fundamentally - plays smart in the field. Excellent at picking balls in the dirt and grabbing errant throws. Worked a lot in the outfield at the start of the 2009 season, but likely won't stick there long-term. Hard worker with a professional demeanor, well-liked and respected by his teammates. Prepares well mentally and physically for each game.

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2006 NC State NCAA Coll - 22 63 243 76 86 20 0 10 54 136 45 29 6 0 0.354 0.479 0.560 1.039
  2006 Lowell NYPL A Bos 22 27 100 17 36 8 0 3 14 53 9 21 2 1 0.360 0.436 0.530 0.966
  2006 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 43 152 13 41 7 0 4 16 60 17 26 0 0 0.270 0.351 0.395 0.745
  2007 Lancaster Cal A Bos 23 98 373 89 124 21 2 24 88 221 69 83 0 1 0.332 0.456 0.592 1.048
  2007 Portland East AA Bos 23 27 91 16 18 9 0 4 13 39 17 29 0 0 0.198 0.348 0.429 0.777
2008 Portland East AA Bos 24 124 457 61 126 29 2 11 68 192 50 114 0 0 0.276 0.366 0.420 0.786
2008 Scottsdale AFL Fall Bos 24 8 25 7 5 1 0 1 3 9 3 14 0 0 0.200 0.310 0.360 0.670
2008 Ponce PRWL Wint Bos 24 18 59 5 16 5 0 0 6 21 7 22 0 1 0.271 0.358 0.356 0.714
2009 Portland EL AA Bos 25 52 206 41 70 13 0 7 39 104 17 49 1 0 0.340 0.405 0.505 0.910
2009 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 76 272 28 58 10 0 5 18 83 22 59 0 0 0.213 0.285 0.305 0.590
2009 Boston AL MLB Bos 25 5 11 2 4 2 0 0 2 6 1 4 0 0 0.364 0.417 0.545 0.962
2009 Caguas PRWL Wint Bos 25 31 108 14 34 8 1 1 18 47 9 29 1 0 0.315 0.370 0.435 0.805
2010 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 26 122 429 49 103 15 2 12 54 158 59 119 0 1 0.240 0.338 0.368 0.706
2010 Caguas PRWL Wint Bos 26 29 78 10 13 1 1 0 7 16 15 19 0 0 0.167 0.340 0.205 0.545
  2011 Rochester IL AAA Min 27 106 358 57 113 23 0 7 37 157 53 90 1 1 0.316 0.408 0.439 0.847
  2012 Rochester IL AAA Min 28 28 84 7 20 4 0 0 10 24 18 19 0 0 0.238 0.379 0.286 0.664
  2012 Memphis PCL AAA StL 28 21 55 5 9 3 0 0 1 12 3 17 0 0 0.164 0.207 0.218 0.425
  2013 Sugar Land Atl Ind --- 29 126 448 71 136 26 0 7 57 183 60 80 0 0 0.304 0.395 0.408 0.804
  2014 Chattanooga Sou AA LAD 30 11 17 1 3 2 0 0 0 5 4 4 0 0 0.176 0.333 0.294 0.627
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 9, 2006 by Jeff Zona
Signing Bonus: $440,000
MiLB Debut: June 20, 2006 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
July 6, 2009
     
  Awards
NYPL Player of the Week (July 3-9, 2006)
California League Player of the Week (April 30 - May 6, 2007)
California League Post-Season All-Star (2007)
Red Sox ML Player of the Month (June 2008)
Eastern League Player of the Week (May 4-10, 2009)
Eastern League Player of the Week (May 25-31, 2009)
Eastern League Payer of the Month (May 2009)
Red Sox Minor League Player of the Month (May 2009)
SoxProspects.com Awards
2007 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - 1B
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 8-14, 2007)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 29 - May 5, 2007)
2007 SoxProspects.com All-Star - 1B
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (
May 4-10, 2009)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Month (May 2009)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 25-31, 2009)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 8-14. 2009)

 


 
   

 
 

   
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