Cervenak has hit for a high average consistently throughout his minor league career, with a .296 career mark. His lowest mark was .270 in 2003 for the Navigators, and he jumped to .337 this season. He also has solid power, consistently at least 20 home runs over the last three seasons. He hit a combined 26 home runs for AA and AAA last year. His patience is decent. He walked 52 times and struck out 60 in AA and AAA combined. His strikeout totals are down from previous years.
Age. He is too old to really be considered a prospect and might not get much attention from the Giants front office because he is 28 and turns 29 in August 2005. He is a good base-stealer but he grounds into quite a few double plays. (19 in 2003.) He’s not quick but is able to avoid getting caught while swiping about 5 bases per year.
He deserves a spring training session after his excellent 2004 season. As a 43rd round pick, he won’t have much of a chance to be called up to the show because the Giants are not in need of a third baseman, but he might get a September call-up if he matches his 2004 success in AAA this year.