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John-Ford Griffin, of
Florida State


Of the 10 .400 seasons in Florida State history, Griffin has produced three of them in his three years in Tallahassee. He has been chasing the Division I batting crown and J.D. Drew's school-record .455 average this season. Seminoles assistant Jamey Shouppe says that Griffin may be a better pure hitter than Drew. Griffin has one of the prettier swings in the draft. He doesn't have Drew's power, but he does have the bat speed and leverage to hit homers as a pro. Shoulder surgeries have limited Griffin's arm strength, which along with his slightly below-average speed will consign him to left field. He's not the all-around player that Auburn outfielder Gabe Gross is, but he's a superior hitter.

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