2012 4th-Round Pick: 3B Patrick Kivlehan
Kivlehan. Kivlehan’s story is just strange. While at Rutgers, he focused on football. That was his thing. Then this spring, he decided to try out for the baseball team. He made it. He also won the Big East’s Triple Crown by hitting .399/.484/.710. It was the first time any Big East player took the triple crown. He also won Big East Player of the Year. That College Splits link I had for Zunino? Revisit it and you’ll find that Kivlehan’s adjusted numbers were better than Zunino’s.
I don’t have video on Kivlehan. I don’t really know what most of his non-hitting tools are like, though his hitting tools are supposedly pretty good. I don’t know how his arm strength plays at third, or how his hands are. Supposedly he has enough footspeed to get a look in the outfield, since he stole twenty-four bases, which was third in the conference. I don’t really know. I’m glad to have him. He’s interesting!