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Jun 06, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013     
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Pat Wisdom
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5/15/12: Wisdom led the Alaska League in homers in each of his two seasons with the Kenai Peninsula Oilers, even though he played in one of the most-difficult hitting environments in summer baseball. Kenai’s Coral Seymour Memorial Park sits just a quarter-mile from the Pacific Ocean, with the wind routinely blowing in at a steady gale from left field when the tide rolls in. The powerfully-built Wisdom still managed to cut through the steady breeze and heavy Alaska air to drill seven homers in both seasons. He also hit .296 as the Oilers’ 3-hole hitter last summer, and led the league with 35 RBIs. That success came on the heels of a solid .351-8-46 sophomore season at St. Mary’s, where he led that club in average and RBI. He also hit .290-12-39 as a freshman. Thankfully, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Wisdom has that track record to draw on as he has not performed to expectations at the plate this spring, hitting just .244-6-20 with a week remaining in the 2012 regular season. His six homers led St. Mary’s, but all of his triple-crown numbers are easily the lowest of his college career. More than anything, Wisdom’s drop in production this season can be blamed on his blossoming reputation as a power hitter, and simply not seeing an abundance of quality pitches to swing at. He leads St. Mary’s with 34 free passes. When he’s on his game, Wisdom is a multi-dimensional talent. He is a middle-of-the-order presence and a solid run producer. He runs well for his size (6.7 in the 60), and is a solid defender at third with soft hands and excellent lateral movement to both sides. He also has a superior throwing arm. Just for kicks, he has thrown off a mound in practice and been clocked at 92 mph. His work ethic and hard-nosed approach are also selling points in his game. A possible sandwich-round consideration at the start of the 2012 season, Wisdom’s disappointing spring at the plate knock him down a round, or possibly two, and it will be interesting to see who is drafted first off the St. Mary’s roster—Wisdom or righthander Martin Agosta, another player who went undrafted out of a California high school in 2009, and also made his mark in summer-league competition a year ago.