The Orioles continued their streak of drafting polished college outfielders early when they selected Trent Mummey in the 4th round of the 2010 draft. The Auburn product signed quickly and managed to register 289 plate appearances after signing. He started hot, putting up a .342 OBP with 3 home runs in 49 games with Aberdeen and because of his play was promoted to Delmarva. He tailed off a bit in the South Atlantic League, but it was a small sample size (58 PA).
Mummey will remind you of current prospects like Matt Angle or Kyle Hudson, but he’s different because he has a bit more power than the other two. He smashed 17 home runs in his junior year at Auburn and while he won’t hit for quite that much power as a pro, he could hit anywhere from 9-12 home runs per year. Despite his size, Mummey can really put a charge into the ball.
His above-average speed makes him a stolen base threat and a plus defender in the outfield. He has above-average arm strength.
His plus defense, plus speed, ability to hit for average power and ability to get on-base makes him a legitimate outfield who can be projected to start in the majors one day. If Mummey can strengthen his pitch recognition to the point where he makes consistent contact and he continues to walk at the rate he has, he’ll move up this list even more.
Mummey will head to Delmarva to open 2011 and look to improve off of his disappointing 13 game stretch there in 2010. If he plays well a promotion to Frederick isn’t out of the question.