Projected 2007 Team: Tulsa (AA)
Age on April 1st: 23
Born: October 26, 1983 in Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 5-8 | Weight: 180
Bats: S | Throws: R
Drafted: 6th Round, 2005 | How Acquired: Draft
College: Alcorn State | High School:
Contract Notes: Rule 5 eligible following 2008 season.
Other: 2007: Ranked as the 22nd best prospect in the Rockies organization by Baseball America.
-2007: Ranked as the fastest base-runner in the Rockies organization by Baseball America.
-2005 Pioneer League All-Star
Scouting Report / Bio: Speed is the essence of Wimberly's game. Wimberly is a slap hitter and an excellent bunter. He is the fastest player in the organization and has stolen 86 bases in 154 career games. Despite his impressive range, he's below average defensively at 2nd base and is currently working on improving his glove-work and throwing motion. He dealt with a hamstring injury in May of 2006 which shortened his season and hindered his base-running abilities. Wimberly has also played some third-base and centerfield over the last two seasons and could end up as a utility player similar to former Rockies farmhand Chone Figgins.
Future Outlook: Starting 2nd baseman or super-utility player at higher levels.
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