Lastings Milledge, of

School: Lakewood Ranch HS, Bradenton, Fla. Class: Sr.
Hometown: Palmetto, Fla.
B-T: R-R. Ht.: R-R. Wt.: 185. Birthdate: Apr. 5, 1985.
College Commitment: Manatee (Fla.) JC.

Scouting Report: Milledge's tools stack up well against fellow Florida outfielder Ryan Harvey's, though they come in a smaller package (6-foot-1, 185 pounds). He has one of the quickest bats in the draft, and his arm and speed both rate 70s on the 20-80 scouting scale. He emerged as a prospect before Harvey did and has had a hard time living up to the excessive hype–an almost impossible task in any case. After tying Delmon Young for the Team USA juniors batting lead at .474 last summer, he struggled at the Baseball America/Perfect Game World Wood Bat showcase last October. At times this spring, he showed holes against breaking pitches and an inability to adjust against top pitchers. In 2002, he was investigated for improper conduct with a female minor, and though he never was formally charged, the incident has scared off some clubs. Milledge was gaining momentum as the draft approached and helped his cause with a homer off Sarasota High ace James Houser in mid-April. Milledge could go as high as eighth overall to the Pirates, and he also could drop to the second half of the first round if there's a run on college players.

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