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Kevin Patterson (Perfect Game USA)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Kevin Patterson
Position:First base
School:Oak Mountain High School, Birmingham, AL
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Weight:215 lbs.
Report Date(s):04/24/07
Game(s):Shades Valley High School
Scouting Video:

Focus Area
Hitting Ability:While there are some holes in his swing, mostly on the inner half of the plate, Patterson does have some hitting skills. Being more aggressive at the plate would help as well.
Power:This is his best offensive tool. Patterson has plus, plus raw power. He's not pull-conscious; his best power is to the gaps.
Running Speed:He is a below-average runner.
Fielding:Patterson is a below-average defensive player and will have to work hard to develop even average skills at first base.
Range:He is not very mobile and has limited range.
Physical Description:Patterson is a big, strong first baseman with a Sean Casey-type body.
Medical Update:Patterson missed a large chunk of the season with a broken hammate bone in his hand, but came back healthy at the end of the season.
Strengths:His plus, plus raw power.
Weaknesses:His defense is below-average and his overall hitting package needs work outside of his power potential.
Summary:Patterson is a kind of all-or-nothing, hit-or-miss kind of guy. When he can get his arms extended, he's got tremendous power. But he also has some holes in his swing and sometimes tries to work counts too much at the plate, leaving some concerned about his overall hittability. He'll never be drafted for his glove. If he hits for power, he could be a star in the future. He does have a very strong commitment to Auburn and is considered a tough sign.