John Otness Catcher

     
 

Born: September 15, 1981

Resides: Fircrest, WA

Height: 5-11

Weight: 200

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Drafted: Not drafted

How Acquired: Undrafted free
agent (June 2004)

College: Washington
High School
: Wilson HS (WA)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Released (December 2009)

Scouting Report
: Otness has proven to be a solid backup catcher at high levels after signing on as an undrafted free agent in 2004. Not much power, but makes decent contact and has a nice, patient approach at the plate.  Hits lefties well.  Catching skills have improved significantly over the years, and he's proven to be above average in almost all aspects defensively.   Particularly adept as a fielder on fly balls and bunts. 
 

 
   
    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
  2001 Washington NCAA Coll   19 36 103 12 31 7 0 0 15 38 12 10 3 2 0.301 0.381 0.369 0.750
  2002 Washington NCAA Coll   20 35 120 15 40 7 0 2 19 53 11 11 3 0 0.333 0.412 0.442 0.854
  2003 Washington NCAA Coll   21 57 218 41 65 16 4 6 36 107 22 26 2 1 0.298 0.367 0.491 0.858
  2004 Washington NCAA Coll   22 58 228 38 66 10 0 9 48 103 15 19 1 1 0.289 0.332 0.452 0.784
  2004 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 22 3 10 2 4 1 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 0.400 0.538 0.500 1.038
  2004 Lowell NYPL A Bos 22 63 232 23 64 12 0 2 29 82 12 18 5 3 0.276 0.327 0.353 0.680
  2005 Greenville SAL A Bos 23 117 441 59 146 25 0 12 67 207 35 42 1 1 0.331 0.398 0.469 0.867
  2006 Wilmington Car A Bos 24 105 402 48 113 24 2 3 45 150 29 40 1 1 0.281 0.339 0.373 0.712
  2006 West Oahu HWL Win Bos 24 25 83 14 26 5 0 2 10 37 9 9 0 0 0.313 0.400 0.446 0.846
  2007 Portland East AA Bos 25 71 251 17 57 10 2 0 24 71 8 31 1 1 0.227 0.260 0.283 0.543
2008 Portland East AA Bos 26 69 251 35 66 14 1 2 33 88 26 32 0 3 0.263 0.348 0.351 0.699
2009 Portland East AA Bos 27 27 93 9 21 7 0 1 13 31 10 13 0 0 0.226 0.321 0.333 0.654
2009 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 27 8 25 2 8 2 0 0 3 10 4 5 0 0 0.320 0.400 0.400 0.800
2010 Jacksonville Sou AA Fla 28 37 116 11 27 6 0 1 17 36 11 12 0 1 0.233 0.324 0.310 0.634
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 25, 2004 by John Booher
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 2004 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
     
  Awards
South Atlantic League Player of the Week (5.23.05)
South Atlantic League Player of the Month (May 2005)
Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Month (May 2005)
2005 South Atlantic League All-Star
2005 South Atlantic League Post-Season All-Star
2006 Hawaii League Post-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
2005 SoxProspects.com All-Star - DH
2006 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - C

 


 
   

 
 

   
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