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Scouting Padres Prospect: Chris Kolkhorst

Scouting Padres Prospect: Chris Kolkhorst

The proponents of "Moneyball" all stress what Chris Kolkhorst has – the ability to consistently reach base. If you put together a team of players that can reach base near 40 percent of the time, the odds say you will score a lot of runs.

When Chris Kolkhorst reached base in 30 straight games for the Fort Wayne Wizards, creating runs for his squad was the theme. It ended up being the third longest streak in the Midwest League. In 100 games for the Wizards, Kolkhorst posted a .282 average with a .392 on base percentage (OBP) with more walks, 65, than strikeouts, 57. He reached base 183 times – 111 hits and was plunked seven...

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