#36 – LF Julio Concepcion

Bats/Throws: R/R

Height/Weight: 6’4”/194 lbs

Acquired: NDFA

Born: 9/5/89 (Santo Domingo, DR)

2009 Rank: NR

Why Ranked Here: In a system a little short on athletic outfielders, Concepcion, the ’09 Sterling Award winner on the GCL team is one to watch out for in the coming years.  A scout who saw him in the GCL said he “stood out” on the field among his peers because he “has a nice body and should add strength” and already his “bat has some juice and [he] should end up hitting for power as he physically matures.” 

2009: Concepcion led the GCL Mets in G, AB, and H and was third in SB on his way to winning the team MVP award.

Dr. Pangloss Says: There’s a lot of room for growth here as an OF with some speed who could hit for power when he matures physically.

Debbie Downer Says: Concepcion will be 20 in 2010, so he doesn’t have that much time to turn his size into usable game power.

Projected 2010 Start: The Spring Training competition for the Opening Day OF spots in Savannah should be very interesting (and completely under the radar).   My best guess is that Concepcion begins 2010 in Kingsport, but Savannah is an outside possibility.

G AB H 2B 3B HR BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG BB% K% XBH% BABIP
09 GCL 45 160 49 4 2 0 10 34 11 4 .306 .354 .356 5.6 19.1 3.4 .377