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MadFriars' Off-Season: Vince Belnome

In 2009 Belnome had a .931 OPS for Eugene

Vince Belnome, 23, was taken as a twenty-eighth round pick by the San Diego Padres in the 2009 draft despite compiling a .388/.477/.573 career line at West Virginia as a teammate of Padres' top prospect third baseman Jedd Gyorko.

Upon arriving at Eugene he instantly demonstrated that he could do what he has always done: hit. A left-handed hitter who is very good at going the other way, Belnome batted .297/.431/.500 and also put up solid numbers in Lake Elsinore in 2010 with 48 extra base hits and a .397 on-base percentage. This past season for the Mission the 6', 210 lbs. Belnome played first and third for the...

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