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Brian Rike (Louisiana Tech University)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Brian Rike
School:Louisiana Tech
School Type:Four-Year College
Academic Class:Junior
Weight:200 lbs.
Report Date(s):04/27/07
Game(s):San Jose State

Focus Area
Hitting Ability:Rike is an average hitter with decent contact skills.
Power:His best tool, Rike has plus raw power and could be a future run producer.
Running Speed:He's an average runner.
Arm Strength:Rike has an above-average arm.
Fielding:He's a good defensive outfielder.
Range:Rike has average range in the outfield.
Physical Description:Rike is a strong left-handed hitter with a Todd Hollandsworth body type.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Raw power, makeup and arm strength.
Weaknesses:There's a question about just how much power projection is in his bat.
Summary:Rike has had a big power season for Louisiana Tech; it just remains to be seen how much of that is translatable to the pro game. He does make pretty good consistent contact and is a real solid player with average to above-average tools across the board. With terrific makeup, he gets the ultimate compliment of being called a "real baseball player."