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Sean Burnett, lhp
Wellington Community HS; Wellington, Fla.


Photo: Wagner Photgraphy

It's rare for a high school team to produce first-round picks in back-to-back years, but Burnett should follow in the footsteps of Bobby Bradley, the eighth overall selection in 1999. Bradley has been outstanding in his first full year in the Pirates system, and scouts say Burnett should also succeed immediately. While he doesn't have outstanding raw stuff, Burnett is polished for a high school pitcher, as reflected by his 10-0, 0.81 record with 97 strikeouts in 60 innings. With pinpoint control and an excellent changeup, he's been compared to a young Tom Glavine. He did not throw with the same velocity late in the year as he did early, dropping to the high 80s and likely dropping him into the second half of the first round. Like most of South Florida's top prospects, he has committed to Miami.

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