Kevin Ahrens

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Kevin Ahrens
Kevin Ahrens 2008.jpg
Ahrens as a member of the Class A Lansing Lugnuts in 2008.
Atlanta Braves
Third baseman
Born: (1989-04-26) April 26, 1989 (age 24)
Houston, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Kevin Ahrens (born April 26, 1989) is an American third baseman for the Atlanta Braves organization. He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball 16th overall in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] He played the 2007 season with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays and the 2008 season with the single-A Lansing Lugnuts.

Ahrens attended Memorial High School in Hedwig Village, Texas.[2] At the 2006 World Wood Bat Championships, he led the Houston Heat with game-winning hits in the quarter- and semifinals.[3] He was named player of the year in the Greater Houston area and was twice selected all-state and three times all-district.[4][5]

Prior to the 2007 draft, he signed to play baseball with Texas A&M University. Sports Illustrated projected Ahrens as a top-20 prospect for the 2007 draft.[6]

After being selected by Toronto in the sixteenth spot, Ahrens decided to forgo college and enter the Blue Jays organization. He was given a $1.44 million US signing bonus, the 10th-highest for a Blue Jay prospect, which included $60,000 for schooling to offset his not going to Texas A&M University.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MLB.com Draft Tracker". MLB.com. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Memorial HS grad Kevin Ahrens hits first homer of the year for Dunedin". Houston Chronicle. June 4, 2012. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ Jays make power a priority, By Mark Zwolinski, Toronto Star, June 8, 2007
  4. ^ Khan Jr., Sam."It's child's play for Ahrens". Accessed June 24, 2007.
  5. ^ Kevin Ahrens, infielder, USA Today, June 28, 2007
  6. ^ Top 20 MLB Amateur Draft Prospects, By Bryan Smith, Special to SI.com, June 7, 2007
  7. ^ Jays bust out chequebook: Top pick Kevin Ahrens signs for $1.44-million, By Bob Elliott, Sun Media, June 22, 2007

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