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Braden Shewmake

| SS/2B
College: Texas A&M
State: Texas

Ht.: 6'4"
Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

A lanky, 6-foot-4, 190-pound infielder, Shewmake can play any infield position, but started all 61 games at shortstop for Texas A&M last spring. He’s been an extremely consistent hitter in the SEC, posting a combined .327/.384/.492 slash line over two seasons, though that hitter did not show up for USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team this summer. Scouts believe there’s still more in the bat for Shewmake, especially as he adds more weight and strength to his frame, but others note he’s been wiry throughout his collegiate career and wonder how much he’ll be able to tack on. Finding the best defensive home for Shewmake will be a challenge for scouts, as he could profile as a third baseman with solid glovework if additional power comes. Evaluators also haven’t ruled out a move to the outfield, where his above-average speed could play well. Most believe he’ll outgrow shortstop.

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