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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:00 AM

You can view the page at http://www.twinsdail...had-Christensen

#2 Don't Feed the Greed Guy

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:39 AM

Here's a link to Christensen's Gulf Coast League numbers: http://www.milb.com/..._pbp&pid=621478

.671 OPS in 162 at-bats.

Good research, Seth. A good reporter knows what questions to ask before the interview begins. Thanks for researching Christiansen's previous draft history, Darin Erstad, and the Cedar Rapids connection. You do this well. It's a pleasure to read your stuff.

By the way, have you been tallying the "favorite baseball movie" responses? Sandlot must be way ahead!

I'm hoping that the hometown boy makes good in 2014.

Here's some more on Christiansen's 2013 season from the Husker's website: "[SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]Chad Christensen capped his Husker career on a high note in 2013, as he was picked in the 25th round of the MLB Draft and was a first-team All-Big Ten performer in the outfield after being named a first-team all-conference infielder in 2012 [/FONT][/SIZE][FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=2][FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=2]• Led the Huskers in seven offensive catagories, including batting average (.364), slugging percentage (.453), on-base percentage (.436), runs (45), triples (3), stolen bases (8) and sac flies (6), while ranking second in hits (82), RBI's (39), home runs (2) and total bases (102)[/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2] [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=2][FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=2]• Produced a team-high 26 multi-hit games on the year, including six three-hit games and one four-hit game [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=2][FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=2]•[/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT] Also led the team with 11 multi-RBI games [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=2][FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=2]•[/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2] During Big Ten play, led all players in the conference with a .431 batting average, 44 hits and 26 runs [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=2][FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=2]•[/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2] Was the highest average during league play since Purdue's Brandon Haveman hit .464 in 2009."

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#3 Tibs

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:59 AM

I watched Christensen play a lot last year for Nebraska. He hit very well, and hopefully he can continue to do that in the minors. Go Big Red!

#4 DocBauer

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:15 PM

Just as a side note, he also played SS I believe, for the Big Red. By no means would I advocate a switch, there are reasons he was moved to the OF. But it is an example of his athleticism and potential as a utility player down the road. Perhaps in addition to the four corner positions, he could provide some backup at 2B.