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Adam Dean Boeve

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Outfielder Adam Boeve had several fine years in the minor leagues.

Boeve was a three sport star in high school and went to college on a football scholarship. He hit .314/?/.509 as a sophomore in college, with 16 steals. As a junior in 2003, Boeve batted .368/.471/.745. He was second to Luke Miller in the Missouri Valley Conference in average, tied for the lead with 68 runs, tied for the lead with 18 homers and tied for the lead with 29 stolen bases. He won All-Conference honors as well as Player of the Year. The Pittsburgh Pirates took him in the 12th round of the 2003 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Mark Germann and made his pro debut that summer.

Adam began his professional career by hitting .250/.353/.402 for the Williamsport Crosscutters. In 2004, he moved up to the Hickory Crawdads, where he hit an impressive .290/.385/.536, had 10 steals in 12 tries, scored 93 runs, drove in 93 and hit 28 home runs. He tied Ryan Goleski for third in the South Atlantic League in circuit clouts.

In 2005, Boeve had a .313/.419/.538 line for the Lynchburg Hillcats and .288/.375/.450 for the Altoona Curve. He stole 17 bases in 19 tries, scored 84 runs and hit 18 home runs overall. Returning to Altoona for the start of the 2006 season, he hit .333/.407/.478 and was Eastern League Player of the Month in April. On May 18, he was called up to the Indianapolis Indians; there, he batted .269/.339/.389, stealing 24 bases in 29 attempts.

Boeve began 2007 back in Altoona. In early April, he had three consecutive three-hit games. Overall he hit .270 with 17 homers and 53 RBIs in 93 games for the curve before being promoted to Indianapolis in July. He hit .277 with 4 home runs and 6 RBIs for the Indians.

Sources: 2003-2006 Baseball Almanacs, Wilbur Miller's Pirates scouting report (2005), Minorleaguebaseball.com

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