CATCHING UP WITH FORMER BUCK . . . NATE HINES
This week we are catching up with former Waterloo Bucks outfielder Nate Hines. The Colorado Rockies drafted the Murfreesboro, Tennessee native in the 50th round of the 2009 amateur entry draft. Hines spent his first season of professional baseball with Colorado’s rookie league affiliate Casper Ghosts.
Hines appeared in 26 games this past season for the Ghosts of the Pioneer League. Hines hit .279 in 104 at bats, accumulating 29 hits, 6 home runs, 4 triples, and driving in 17 runs. The former Middle Tennessee State standout proved to be an integral part of the Ghosts’ offensive attack, as he finished the season ranked second in both home runs and slugging percent, as well as ranking in the top five for runs driven in.
Hines played for Waterloo in 2005 where he appeared in 61 games for the Bucks. During his time with the Bucks, Hines hit .257 in 255 plate appearances, amassing 57 hits, one home run, eight doubles, and 21 run brought in. He also scored 31 runs while sporting a .328 on base percentage.
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