Flaherty will see plenty of playing time in 2014, especially with Machado out early. Born: Age:
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Scouting Report

Selected in the 2011 Rule 5 draft by the Orioles. Maximized frame for a middle infielder. Ability to play all over the diamond. Has seen time at shortstop, third base, first base and outfield. His primary position is second base, which he has grown into a solid defensive player there. Flaherty has improved his footwork up the middle, which has helped his range turn from average to a tick above average. Strong arm, which allows him to make up for some of his deficiencies. Above average raw power, especially for a middle infielder. Plate discipline against right-handed pitchers is average, but below average against left-handed pitchers. Does not always get good reads on secondary offerings such as change ups and curveballs from lefties. Has improved plate discipline, but most likely will not be a high OBP type of player. Absolutely crushes fastballs, which is often why he is thrown primarily junk. Can catch up to MLB-caliber velocity. Flaherty has the ability to be a 2nd division starter and put up solid power numbers as a second basemen, but will also fit comfortably into a utility role.

Statistics

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2008 21 CHC-min A- 56 245 219 39 65 19 2 8 26 4 2 24 51 .297 .369 .511 .880
2009 22 CHC-min A 131 543 485 81 134 24 5 20 81 7 6 50 98 .276 .344 .470 .814
2010 23 CHC-min A+,AA 131 559 491 75 133 36 3 10 72 7 3 51 86 .271 .339 .418 .756
2011 24 CHC-min AA,AAA 132 530 475 74 133 31 3 19 88 5 6 50 99 .280 .347 .478 .824
2012 25 BAL-min AAA 9 41 38 5 11 1 1 2 3 0 0 2 9 .289 .341 .526 .868
2012 25 BAL AL 77 167 153 15 33 2 1 6 19 1 0 6 43 .216 .258 .359 .617 66
2013 26 BAL-min AAA,A,A+ 12 50 49 6 13 2 0 3 8 0 0 1 14 .265 .280 .490 .770
2013 26 BAL AL 85 271 246 28 55 11 0 10 27 2 0 19 62 .224 .293 .390 .683 83
2 Yrs 162 438 399 43 88 13 1 16 46 3 0 25 105 .221 .279 .378 .658 77

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