5' 10", 175 lbs.
Bats & Throws: left
Born 10/1/87, Camarillo, CA
college - Cal St Fullerton
8th round draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008. Acquired on via trade for Jerry Hairston on 7/30/11.
Current team - Harrisburg SenatorsStrengths
- Plate discipline, base runningWeaknesses
- lack of power and CF rangeStats
2008 - Helena (Pioneer League - RK) .321 / .394 / .538, 316 PA, 277 AB, 89 H, 11 HR (34 XBH), 8 SB (4 CS), 30 BB, 42 K, BABIP .344, wOBA .405
2009 - Injured - < 100 PAs at Az (Rk) and Wisconsin (midwest - A)
2010 - Brevard (FSL - A+) .323 / .413 / .442, 572 PA, 486 AB, 157 H, 5 HR (42 XBH), 28 SB (9 CS), 68 BB, 61 K BABIP .356, wOBA .399
2011*- 2 teams (Sou, EL) .282 / .374 / .394, 472 PA, 404 AB, 114 H, 7 HR (30 XBH), 20 SB (8 CS), 60 BB, 59 K
* Hunstville, Harrisburg. Roughly 4:1 for PAs at Hunstville v. Harrisburg as of 8/24/11. Hunstville - BABIP .321, wOBA .372; Harrisburg BABIP .273, wOBA .275
Sources - BR Page
, FG PageRankings
Sickels - Brewers #10 Prospect - C+ grade ("can be a good role player but unless he turns the power up he will be stretched to start.")[will add BA and BP ratings if someone can quote]
2010 Brewers Minor League Player of the Year
Also, FWIW, Baseball-Intellect.com had him as the Brewers #6 prospect preseason
, and Brewersprospects.com had him #1 in the system at the beginning of June
Certainly the cold start at Harrisburg has dampened the enthusiasm at WNFF for Komatsu as prospect. His offensive output in the Brewers system made him look like a potential leadoff solution if he could play defensively in CF. However, while some of the minor league trackers mention a good first step and good speed, there seems to be a consensus that he's not likely to stick in CF. His age relative to level, while not too old, takes a hit due an injury causing him to miss much of his age 21 season.
The repeated reference to his high floor as rosterable bench outfielder, with the possibility that he could stick in CF and be more, are the optimistic notes for Komatsu. The pessimistic view, that the lack of power will lead to pitchers challenging him and limiting his BBs, would suggest a weakness to track.