The CBB continues our countdown to the 2009 College Baseball season with our Top 50 players to watch. We will be providing one player each day (Monday-Saturday) until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today with redshirt junior third baseman Chris Dominguez from Louisville. He is a 6-4 240 pound power hitting third baseman from Gulliver Prep and Miami Florida.
He had an outstanding sophomore season which saw him hit .365 average with 21 homers and 75 RBI. He was honored by the Big East conference as Co-Player of the Year and being named to the All-Conference First team. The national awards flowed in after the season with ABCA naming him to their All-American Second team while Baseball America, Ping!, NCBWA, and Collegiate Baseball put him on their All-American Third team.
Dominguez came into the national spotlight during his redshirt freshman campaign in 2007 when he led the Cardinals to their first appearance in the College World Series. He batted .262 with 15 homers and 51 RBI. In 2006, he suffered a broken arm in the third game of the season which forced him to take a medical redshirt.
The biggest weakness that Dominguez has is his defense is below average. In 2008, he committed six errors with a fielding percentage of .959. He was actually worse in 2007 which saw him make 18 errors for a fielding percentage of .896. These stats show that Dominguez might be moved when he eventually makes the move to the minors. He projects as a great designated hitter or a corner outfielder if third base doesn’t work out.
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