Although he clubbed 29 home runs back in 2003, Jeff Salazar stopped hitting for power as soon as he surpassed A-ball. His main strength now lies in maintaining a disciplined approach at the plate. Salazar's strikeout and walk numbers are similar every year, and he boasts a career minor league OBP of .371. He also possesses above average speed, a strong throwing arm, and a steady outfield glove.
The center fielder batted .283 with a .409 OBP in a September callup last year. Ironically, he finished 0-for-7 with two strikeouts in the 14-inning marathon between Arizona and Colorado last fall.
Salazar will begin the season at Triple-A Tucson, likely as their starting center fielder.