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Drew Meyer, ss

School: U. of South Carolina. Class: Jr.
Hometown: Charleston, S.C.
B-T: L-R Ht.: 5-11 Wt.: 183 Birthdate: 8/29/81
Previously Drafted: Dodgers '99 (2nd round).
Scouting Report: Meyer has the best tools of any college middle infielder, but he'll probably be drafted behind North Carolina's Russ Adams because of Meyer's Cape Cod League performance. He has hit .214 and .192 in two summers using wood bats, and there isn't a lot of rhythm to his two-part swing. He has helped himself by adjusting as a junior, transferring his weight better, staying inside pitches more frequently and trying to pull pitches less often. He has hit .387 this spring, including an attention-grabbing home run off a 93 mph fastball from Kentucky's Joseph Blanton. Meyer has the bat speed to hit for some power and average, and he's a stolen-base threat. There's less concern now that he might have to move to center field or second base. His hands aren't the best, especially when compared to former Gamecock Adam Everett, but Meyer has made all the plays this spring while showing a plus arm. He should go in the second half of the first round, which would give him the distinction of becoming the third South Carolina shortstop drafted in the first round or supplemental first round in five years. Everett was a first-rounder in 1998 and Brian Roberts a supplemental first-rounder in 1999.

2002 Statistics

AVG

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

.387

274

76

106

20

5

6

36

36

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