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Rylan Thomas

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Rylan Thomas
Name: Rylan Thomas
Born: Jun 25, 1997 in Winter Garden, FL
College: Central Florida
High School: Windermere (Fla.) Prep HS
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 26th round (769th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2018 (signed for $287,500)
A BA Freshman All-American after an impressive first year with Central Florida in which he hit .303/.359/.530 with 14 home runs, Thomas has improved across the board during his draft-eligible sophomore season this spring. He hit .348/.447/.594 through 54 games with 13 home runs, cut his strikeout rate from 33 percent to 23 percent, more than doubled his walk rate--from 5.79 BB% in 2017 compared to 13.73 BB% in 2018--and has consistently put up big exit velocity numbers. Thomas has easy 60-grade raw power, but is more of a power-over-hit bat with very little defensive value. A right-right first baseman, Thomas is a below-average defender at the position and will likely see a lot of time in a DH role in pro ball. As a draft-eligible sophomore with big numbers and a tool teams covet, Thomas is expected to be a tough sign but there should be teams intrigued enough with his power and progress to take the bait.
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