• Full name Casey Brannon Hughston
  • Born 06/09/1994 in Mobile, AL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Alabama
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (96th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015 (signed for $700,000).
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    Hughston is positioned to have a very memorable birthday this year. He will turn 21 on the second day of the draft, making him draft-eligible as a sophomore. While shortstop Mikey White is the Crimson Tide's top prospect, Hughston attracted attention of his own with a hot start to the season. He cooled off a bit in SEC play, but remains an intriguing player thanks to his average-or-better tools across the board. Listed at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, Hughston has the strength and bat speed to provide lefthanded power in the heart of Alabama's lineup. When he's going right, he can drive the ball to all fields and shows a good feel for the barrel. But he often falls back on an aggressive, pull-oriented approach that leads to a fair amount of swing and miss. He's also had struggles against lefthanded pitchers. Hughston has the speed for center field, but his outfield actions play better in the corners and Alabama has used him in right field. Scouts see him as more of a fourth outfielder right now, but if he can find a more consistent approach at the plate or prove he can play center field, he could develop into something more.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2018

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