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Jacen Roberson

#43 | OF | DiamondbacksARI
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Jacen Roberson
Name: Jacen Roberson
Born: May 23, 2000 in Bakersfield, CA
High School: Garces Memorial HS, Bakersfield, Calif.
College: Cal State Bakersfield
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 192 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 16th round (468th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2021 (signed for $125,000)
The Dodgers drafted Roberson in the 24th round out of high school after he popped up late in the draft process, but he opted to stick with his commitment to Cal State Bakersfield. Roberson redshirted his freshman season in 2019 and only played in 11 games before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the 2020 season. Given his first chance to play a full season this spring, Roberson hit .282/.366/.542 and led the Roadrunners in runs (30), doubles (10), triples (three) and home runs (seven). Roberson was known as an intriguing but raw athlete in high school and is still fairly raw because he didn’t play many games in college. He is an above-average to plus runner, has a plus arm and has a chance to be an above-average to plus defender in center field with more experience. He has bat speed and average raw power, but his swing path still needs a lot of work for him to be successful against higher-level pitching. Roberson’s athleticism has teams interested toward the back of the top 10 rounds. He needs more reps than a typical college draftee and will be a slow mover.
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