Originally Posted by RedEye
Wasn't Jeff Bagwell also a "doubles hitter" in the minors? .
Bags was a doubles hitter at New Britain, one of the largest parks in the minors. he also grew much stronger
Kirby Puckett became a more unlikely power hitter, and has been used as a poster boy for how "power is the tool that develops last." Kirby thanked hitting coach Tony Oliva, but there were MANY suggestions of steroids at the time. to me it's always been interesting that Kirby never got officially linked to PEDs. the man had several early-onset health issues, died very young, and there were reports of off-field behavior that just didn't jibe with the baseball persona.
personal favorite, though. Kirby was a great player to watch.