Tuesday, November 2, 2010
2004 Bowman, Sean Kazmar
#BDP84 Sean Kazmar
Sorry about the lack of posts lately. I caught a bit something on Sunday and was under the weather for a couple of days. But, I'm back and here is another card from the 2004 Bowman set. Don't worry, I only have a couple more posts from this set and then it will be on to some more well-known names. Just bear with me for a few more days.
Here is a Padrograph of Sean Kazmar. Sean was drafted by the Padres in the fifth round of the 2004 draft. He signed and hit .249 that year at two different levels (mostly short-season ball). He played in the Midwest League in '05 and he hit .267 with 10 home runs. He moved up to the California League the following season and he hit .250 with 13 home runs and 72 RBI in that hitter-friendly league. He started out in the Cali League in 2007 before getting a promotion to the Texas League mid-season. Unfortunately, he struggled at the AA level and had to repeat it in 2008. He must have shown some improvement there because the Padres called him up in the middle of August.
In a month and a half on the Major League roster, Sean got into 19 games. He had 38 at-bats and he collected 8 hits (.205), which included one double. He also struck out 14 times while walking 5 times and driving in 2. In 55 chances in the field, he only committed one error.
After his extended September call-up, Sean has spent the past two seasons on the Padres AAA team in Portland (make that their former AAA in Portland). In '09, he hit at a .235 clip in 366 at-bats. But, he improved on that this past season, hitting .275 in 499 at-bats. It will be interesting to see where Sean plays this next season.
This card, of course, is another card in the long line of Padrographs I have.