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Sergio Santos, ss

School: Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif. Class: Sr.
Hometown: Hacienda Heights, Calif.
B-T: R-R Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 195 Birthdate: 7/4/83
College Commitment: Southern California.
Scouting Report: Santos has a fair share of supporters and detractors. He has been known to scouts since he was a sophomore from his time at Mater Dei High, one of the nation's best-known high schools for sports, at major showcases and with Team USA's junior national team. He looked like a cinch first-round pick as a junior, as scouts pictured a big, strong shortstop in the mold of Alex Rodriguez. At 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, he has an ideal major league body but his offensive game has not developed as expected. He doesn't drive the ball with any consistency, which becomes more important if he has to move to third base, as expected. Santos is smooth and polished, but his glove and speed are considered average at best. He has arm strength and it is a treat to watch him throw during infield, but his other tools always seem to play best in a showcase environment. He runs the 60 in 6.7 seconds but has a big swing and is slow getting down the line. He has nice hands and quick reactions, yet doesn't play shortstop with a lot of energy. He shows only occasional power. Santos has committed to Southern California and could end up there if he is not drafted in the first round, which now looks like a 50-50 proposition.

2002 Statistics

AVG

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

.388

85

33

33

10

2

8

33

14

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