Pat Stover is a talented West Coast bat who can barrel the ball and make pitchers pay. The Santa Clara product is a no-nonsense batter and was rated as one of the best high school hitters in California. Drafted by Oakland in the 2009 MLB draft but opted to play collegiate baseball for Santa Clara instead. After his redshirt sophomore year, he was drafted in the 40th round by the Dodgers of Los Angeles and chose to sign a professional contract. Stover can hit and he proved that by performing well in the wooden-bat Northwoods League in 2010 and 2011. Here are my notes on Stover.
Pat Stover Position: OF
B/T: R/R Ht: 6’4 School: Santa Clara
Wt: 215 Yr: So RS Hometown: Rocklin, CA
Pat was named to Baseball America’s Top 100 draft-eligible College Players list in their December 12, 2011 issue. A 2009 graduate of Rocklin High School, Pat was drafted by the Oakland A’s (17th round) but chose to sign with Santa Clara instead. In 46 games in 2011, Pat hit .337, good for tops on the team and sixth in the Northwoods League. He also posted an impressive . 408 OBP and a slugging percentage mark of .462. Pat is the son of Carol and Jeff Stover and he shares an ancestral link to John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
Drafted out of high school by the Oakland Athletics in 2009 in the 17th round, the 6’4 corner outfielder from Santa Clara University obliterated Northwoods League pitching in 2011, hitting at a clip of .337, which led the Stingers and was good for sixth in the league. A native of Rocklin, CA, Stover is entering his redshirt junior season ranked 78thon Baseball America’s Top 100 College Players list. Santa Clara is a member of the West Coast Conference and Stover is one of four players from the aforementioned conference receiving distinction. In addition to his stellar batting average, Stover had an impressive .408 OBP and a slugging percentage of .462 in 46 games for the Stingers.Stover sported a mohawk that was well-received by teammates and fans. He made his first team appearance on June 18th, hitting two singles and scoring his first run A fierce competitor on the diamond yet courteous off it, Stover also had 17 multi-hit games for the team and did not commit a single error the entire summer. A well-respected authority on the game of baseball at an amateur, minor, and major league level, Baseball America is the paramount source of knowledge for any serious fan or employee of a baseball team, present company included. Stover is draft-eligible in accordance to MLB rules.