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#1 bringbackburks

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:37 PM

Miles Head
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Age: 20
Born: May 2, 1991
Brooks, GA
Height: 6-0
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 26th round, 2009
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Whitewater (GA)

Had committed to Georgia but signed for $330k, equivalent to third round slot money for the 2009 draft. He played third base and caught while in high school but has been used exclusively at first base since signing.

Here's his scouting report from soxprospects.com

Sturdy frame. Hits from the right side with an open stance that shuts down pretty well. He is loud with his hands before the pitch is delivered, cocking them back up and down from a position about level with his chest. Fairly smooth swing with sound mechanics, but he tends to reach for balls out of the zone. Excellent present power with plus power potential. Really drives the ball when he squares up. Excellent arm strength. Head was drafted as a third baseman, but was moved to first base in June 2010. While he looked like an average to below-average third baseman early on, he could prove to be an above-average first baseman. Good reaction time, soft hands, and scoops balls in the dirt well.


He had an underwhelming year last year with Lowell where he put up a 240/328/341 in 229 AB's, but has broken out spectacularly for Greenville. Over the first month of this season he's put up a 330/394/680 line with 9 hr's in only 97 AB's. He's still young for the league, having only turned 20 yesterday. He probably can't keep this pace up for much longer but he is showing that the plus power potential is a real possibility.

#2 bringbackburks

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 08:59 PM

hit his 11th HR tonight. his season line now at .331/.399/.620. he's definitely been a nice surprise so far and is putting himself on track for a promotoion later this summer. biggest drawback is that his splits are beyond extreme. he's hitting .220/.289/.341 vs lefties and .369/.435/.713 vs. righties

#3 SoxScout


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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:03 PM

hit his 11th HR tonight. his season line now at .331/.399/.620. he's definitely been a nice surprise so far and is putting himself on track for a promotoion later this summer. biggest drawback is that his splits are beyond extreme. he's hitting .220/.289/.341 vs lefties and .369/.435/.713 vs. righties


Not really concerned (whatsoever) since he is struggling as a RHH against LHP. Love that he has exploded in May after a very good, surprising April. Excited.

#4 bringbackburks

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 07:05 PM

went 2 for 4 today with a double, continuing to hit into June. season line now at .338/.405/.621

#5 SaveBooFerriss


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Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:55 PM

The most impressive stat for him is that in May he had the same number of strikeouts and extra base hits (14).

#6 Van Everyman


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Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:42 PM

Pretty good but I prefer Sketches of Spain.

#7 Eric Van


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Posted 06 June 2011 - 03:44 PM

Cue theme from The Twilight Zone ...

Separated at Birth (by 17 Months)
Name Tm Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO BA OBP SA OPS
Bryce Harper HAG RF 55 195 39 66 14 0 13 41 119 32 46 .338 .434 .610 1.044
Miles Head GVL 1B 49 198 47 67 17 0 13 37 123 21 40 .338 .405 .621 1.027


I'm willing to bet that much of the BB difference is IBB. And I was sure that Harper was years younger, but it's only 17 months.

If Harper is the best prospect ever ... what kind of season is Head having?


#8 bringbackburks

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:35 AM

Head's monster season cannot be stopped by either a direct comparison to Bryce Harper or a deadly 'how impressive a season is Head having' thread. His current line stands at .343/.415/.618. which has him leading the SALLY league in OPS, AVG, and slugging. He's also stepped it up a notch in June to the tune of .403/.484./.701. With only Almanzar and his sub mendoza line performance blocking him in Salem a promotion seems imminent.

#9 bringbackburks

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 08:44 PM

Imminent has now turned to reality. Head has been promoted to Salem. http://news.soxprosp...d-to-salem.html

#10 EdRalphRomero


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Posted 03 July 2011 - 06:23 PM

Head continues to be awesome. At Salem. .400/.429/.550 over his first 5 games.



#11 EdRalphRomero


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Posted 17 July 2011 - 05:54 AM

Finally seems to be coming back to Earth. Through 16 games at Salem (59 AB) .288/.348/.475. Certainly nothing to complain about.

#12 EdRalphRomero


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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:14 AM

Head is now 0 for his last 14 and 1 for his last 20. His Salem line now stands at .228/.279/.367 (.646 OPS).

#13 Wake's knuckle

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 07:23 AM

Mr. Tater Head seems to have warmed up a bit. Over his last ten games -- since July 30th -- he's had 5 multi-hit games and put up a 333/442/583 triple slash line. That's an OPS of 1.025.

#14 bringbackburks

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:30 AM

Head ended the regular season on a hot streak going .303/.452/.545. He struggled a bit in his first taste of high-A, but improved each month to finish with a line of .254/.328/.405, and an overall line of .299/.372/.515 as a 20 year old. Probably going to start next year in Salem in and infield that will likely feature Vasquez, Coyle, Boegaerts, and Cecchini. Add to that an outfield of Jacobs, Ramos and Bradley and Salem looks like it will be one of the more prospect laden teams in recent memory.