by: Jon Davis
#16 Donald Lutz 1B
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Next on the list we have Donald Lutz, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound first baseman, who was a non-drafted free agent, signed in July of 2007 out of Germany. He was born in New York, but raised in Germany and still retains dual citizenship. He is "a flip flopper", just like No. 11 Ryan LaMarre, but he hits left handed and throws right handed, the opposite of LaMarre. Now to the numbers, 2011 was the first year he played more than 55 games in a season. In 123 games, all with Low A Dayton, his bat really came alive hitting .301, with a .358 on base, .492 slugging, 20 homers and 75 RBI's. Last year, splitting time between High A & Double A, he hit .269, with a .336 on base, .517 slugging and 22 homers, in 50 less AB's than the previous year.
Donald Lutz is very similar to No.15 Neftali Soto in that he has great power, but just like most young power hitters needs to work on plate discipline -- ...