School: George Washington
Weight: 230 lbs.
Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ
High School: Old Bridge HS
Previously Drafted: None
- 2007 Atlantic 10 All-Conference first-team
- 2006 Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention
- 2006 Atlantic 10 All-Championship team
Charlie Kruer is a complete hitter. He has an excellent approach at the plate, is patient and rarely overswings. He’s willing to walk, but can also put a charge into the ball. He has power to all fields as he showed when he hit third 2008 home run against William & Mary on March 5. He took a low and away fastball and deposited it over the left-center field fence.
All of Kruer’s value is in his bat. He’s got a weak arm and poor range in left field. He is a below-average runner. Kruer’s actions are a little stiff. He’s got a top hand swing that causes the ball to have top spin. He may struggle with the transition to wood bats.
Kruer should be easy to sign if drafted. His bat merits a selection in the first fifteen rounds.