Rick Ankiel
Birth Date:July 19, 1979 (35 years old)
Place of Birth:Fort Pierce, FL
Hometown:Fort Pierce, FL
Experience:11 years
Drafted:Drafted by St. Louis in 1997 (2nd round).
Scouting Report
Assets: Had impressive home-run power as a hitter. Could cover a lot of ground as an outfielder and had a rocket for an arm. Made a successful conversion from pitcher to everyday player. As a pitcher, he had electric stuff.
Flaws: Had problems with the mental aspects of pitching, which forced him to convert to the outfield. Lacked consistency, as a hitter, fielder and even as a pitcher. Struck out way too much as a big-league batter.
Career Potential: Freakishly talented two-way performer with consistency issues and fragility.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
Pacific Coast League (AAA) All-Star Team 2007
Minor League Baseball Player of the Year 1999
Texas League (AA) All-Star Team 1999
Double-A All-Star Team 1999
Class A All-Star Team 1998
Carolina League (A) All-Star Team 1998
Appalachian League (R) Most Valuable Player 2001
Appalachian League (R) All-Star Team 2001, 2001
Rookie League Player of the Year 2001
Rookie Level All-Star Team 2001