Originally written on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 8/30/13
Jared King was drafted in the 5th round of the 2013 MLB Draft.  The outfielder from Kansas State is a switch hitter and currently roams the outfield of the Brooklyn Cyclones.  According to his Kansas State Player Page he carried a .346 batting average and had 46 extra base hits through 106 games in his freshman and sophomore years. When I watch his swing I notice that there isn’t much going on.  He keeps things simple.  It’s a short, quick stroke with a slight hitch.  His mechanics are similar from both sides of the plate and he has a very upright stance.  I like that there aren’t many moving pieces to his approach.  It makes it easier to repeat consistently and shouldn’t need too much dissecting when he goes into a slump. Here is what his scouting report on MLB.com had to say about him: “King is a solid college performer with good tools across the board. His best tool is his bat, and he has the chance to hit for both average and power. He has tremendous bat speed with a short strok...
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