Miles Head First Base

     
 

Born: May 2, 1991
Brooks, GA
Height: 6-0
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 26th round, 2009
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Whitewater (GA)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Traded to Oakland with Josh Reddick and Raul Alcantara for Andrew Bailey and Ryan Sweeney (Dec. 2011)

Scouting Report
: Sturdy, well-filled out frame. Possesses the type of body that he will have to be mindful of becoming too stiff as he matures into his mid-20s. Hits from an open stance. Was previously loud with his hands pre-pitch, but has made adjustments to quiet them down. Improved quickness with load and getting swing started on time. Strong present power with plus power potential. Solid-average batspeed. Adept at driving mistakes, especially out and over the plate. Developing batting eye and dedicated to building a professional approach. Can over-extend with his arms, which leads to him being prone to fastballs on the inside third. Will have to hit with more hands in higher levels for hit tool to project as average-to-better. Head was drafted as a third baseman, but was moved to first base in June 2010. Overall, he's been average defensively at first base. Choppy footwork at times and about average range. Strong arm for a first baseman. Shows soft hands with improving glovework on balls in the dirt. Projects as average-to-solid-average defensively as long as his body doesn't fill out too much.

Links
Q&A with Miles Head

Head enjoying breakout season with Drive (6.3.11)

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2009 Whitewater HS HS HS --- 18 --- --- --- --- --- --- 14 48 --- --- --- --- --- 0.528 --- 1.260 ---
  2009 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 10 29 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 8 0 0 0.103 0.188 0.103 0.291
  2010 Lowell NYPL A Bos 19 65 229 21 55 16 2 1 35 78 30 36 1 1 0.240 0.328 0.341 0.669
  2011 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 66 263 61 89 25 1 15 53 161 30 53 4 2 0.338 0.409 0.612 1.022
  2011 Salem Car A Bos 20 63 232 27 59 12 1 7 29 94 20 56 0 2 0.254 0.328 0.405 0.733
  2012 Stockton Cal A Oak 21 67 267 57 102 23 6 18 56 191 23 55 3 0 0.382 0.433 0.715 1.149
  2012 Midland Tex AA Oak 21 57 213 25 58 9 2 5 28 86 16 75 0 1 0.272 0.338 0.404 0.741
  2013 Midland Tex AA Oak 22 40 148 13 29 4 0 2 8 39 12 42 0 1 0.196 0.264 0.264 0.527
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 12, 2009 by Tim Hyers
Signing Bonus: $335,000
MiLB Debut: August 16, 2009 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: 2015-16
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: 2013-14
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2013):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2014): MiLB Contact
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2010 Fall Instructional League Red Sox Top Hitter
Red Sox ML Offensive Player of the Month (May 2011)
South Atlantic League Player of the Week (
May 30 - June 5, 2011)
2011 South Atlantic League All-Star

SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 11-17, 2011)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 25 -May 1, 2011)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 2-8, 2011)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Month (June 2011)
2011 SoxProspects.com All-Star - 1B

 

  

 
 

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