July 5, 2007

Baseball Prospectus Q&A: Aaron Bates

David Laurila interviews Aaron Bates, the Red Sox's selection in the third round of the 2006 draft. Bates
... has Youkilis-like plate discipline and enough power to rank second in the California League in home runs. A 23-year-old first baseman for Boston's High-A affiliate, the Lancaster JetHawks, the 6'4", 230 lb. North Carolina State product is hitting .317/.449/.590, and has already gone deep 19 times. Bates made California League history on May 19 when he belted four home runs in the same game.

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