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David Wright, 3b
Hickory HS, Chesapeake, Va.


Wright has been compared to Michael Cuddyer, a fellow Tidewater product who was the ninth overall pick in the 1997 draft. Both have excellent makeup and work ethic, qualities that endear them to scouts. Their tools are similar, though Wright swings the bat a little better and has better overall mechanics at this age. If Wright were a little bigger and projected better, he'd be a candidate for the first 10 picks. Few players in the country swing the bat as well. Wright has developed more extension with his swing, giving him more power, but he still projects just 20 home runs a year in the big leagues. That's a marginal output by today's third-base standards, though he has settled in nicely at the position. He's at the heart of a strong Georgia Tech recruiting class. College won't be an issue if he's drafted in the first 30-50 picks, where he's projected.

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