Friday, April 25, 2008

Meet the Marlins Prospect: Ryan Anetsberger

Ryan Anetsberger - Third Base - 6'1 - 215lbs - 22 years old - Bats: Right - Throws: Right

Ryan Anetsberger
Jamestown 222 22 7 1 15 39 .266 .331 .446

A 15th round pick out of Illinois State University in this year’s draft, the Marlins feel like they got a bit of a sleeper on their hands in Ryan Anetsberger. When he first showed up on the Illinois State campus, he was a thin shortstop known more for his glove than his bat. Ryan’s now a legit bat at the hot corner with good gap power, and of course the glove/arm combination is still there.

The Marlins liked how he looked in the Cape Cod League, and were more impressed after he was named the MVP at the National Baseball Congress World Series from another summer league. In his final season at Illinois State, Ryan hit .328/.398/.484 with 5 homeruns in 186 at bats. That performance got him named to the 2nd team All-Missouri Valley Conference. The Marlins decided to skip the Gulf Coast League with him and have him go straight to short season Jamestown. In 222 at bats with the Jammers, he hit .266/.331/.446 with 7 homeruns and was selected to the NYPL All Star Team.

Ryan should be in Greensboro all year as a 22 year old and like many of the college players in the SALLY league, I would expect him to put up big numbers. He has never been a big homerun guy, as he has just 15 homeruns combined dating back to when he was a 19 year old at Illinois State. It will be interesting to see if there is a big power spike, or if he continues to be a gap to gap hitter. Of course, there’s already talk about moving him somewhere else on the diamond as Matt Dominguez and/or Ben Lasater may join him in Greensboro next year. For now though, Ryan is still at the hot corner.

Update: .282/.354/.324 3xbh 3bb 17k in 71 at bats in Greensboro

Still playing 3b because Matt Dominguez has mono

1 comment:

ASponge said...

Seems like he's working his way to becoming a legitimate prospect.