Deeds Added To Mesa's AFL Roster

Deeds will be with Rochester in 2007.

Douglas Deeds was added to the Mesa Solar Sox's roster on Monday, after another successful season with the New Britain Rock Cats. Deeds has batted .298 throughout his Minor League career, and the sweet-swinging lefty outfielder/first baseman should be with the Rochester Red Wings in 2007.

Douglas Deeds was added to the Mesa Solar Sox roster on Monday, after another great season in the Twins organization. The 25-year old outfielder looks ready to make the jump to Triple-A ball after his second stint with the New Britain Rock Cats in 2006, and most fans in Rochester are excited about that possibility. Deeds could have played in Rochester this past season, but another season in Double-A seems to have done him good.

The sweet swinging lefty batted .282 for the Rock Cats this past season, and drove in 72 runs in 132 games. In 2005, Deeds batted over .300 for the Cats, and drove in a career-high 82 runs. He is a lifetime .298 hitter in the Minor Leagues.

Deeds was drafted by the Twins in the ninth round of the 2002 draft. Out of Ohio State, Deeds is a sparkplug outfielder, who has shown consistency in hitting to all fields. He broke into the Twins organization with the Elizabethton Twins of the Appalachian League, and would go on to hit .325 in 59 games.

The following season, Deeds was a member of the Gulf Coast League Twins, and he hit .333 before being struck down by injury. In 2004, he made the jump to Fort Myers, and batted .294 in his first stint of full-season ball.

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