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J.B. Woodman

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J.B. Woodman
Name: John Bryant Woodman
Born: Dec 13, 1994 in Orlando, Fla. USA
High School: Edgewater HS, Orlando
College: Mississippi
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (57th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2016 (signed for $975,000)
Woodman had some draft helium out of high school, where he was also a football quarterback, but he wanted to go to Ole Miss and wound up falling to the 40th round (Mets). Woodman was a contributor to the Rebels' 2014 College World Series team but took on a larger role the last two seasons as the club's everyday right fielder. He had his best season as a junior, leading the Southeastern Conference in home runs with 13 entering the league tournament. Woodman had a rough Cape Cod League turn, swinging and missing a lot, but he's made more contact this spring, allowing him to get to his power. Woodman has a good pro body at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, and at least average speed that could allow him to stay in center field in the short run. He has enough arm strength for right field and checks a lot of the same boxes as former Ole Miss outfielder Seth Smith, who's had a long big league career. He's hit lefthanders well this spring and his performance could push him into the first three rounds.
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