Friday, October 22, 2010

2004 Bowman, Jesse Roman

#214 Jesse Roman

Here is a card of a guy that had a very short professional career. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals out of Rice in the 11th round of the 2001 draft. He signed quickly enough to play in 71 New York-Penn League games, where he hit .271 and posted an OBP of .392. He was bumped up to the Midwest League the following season and he hit .280 with 14 home runs. He started out the next season in the Florida State League before getting a cup of coffee at the AA level. He hit .283 in the FSL, but could only muster a .167 average in 52 at-bats at the AA level. Following that season, Jesse was taken by the Padres in the minor league portion of the Rule V Draft.

With the Padres organization in 2004, Jesse split the season between high-A and AA. He hit .263 at high-A, but could only manage a .167 average at AA. That was the final season of his career.

In his four years of minor league ball, Jesse hit .260 with 36 home runs and 202 RBI.

This, of course, is another card from Rod of Padrographs.

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