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John Rhys Plumlee

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High School: Hattiesburg (Miss.) HS
State: Miss.
Commitment: Mississippi

Ht.: 6'0"
Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

Plumlee is one of the better athletes in the high school class. He runs well enough to stay in center field, and he’s physical enough that there is hope he will one day develop above-average power. Right now, he has the swing-and-miss of a power hitter, but he doesn’t have a lot of the thump. It’s understandable because he’s less experienced than his peers. He’s much more advanced as a quarterback than he is as an outfielder, and he’s signed with Mississippi as a speedy quarterback who can also pick apart defenses with his arm—that arm surprisingly doesn’t translate all that well to baseball, however. Current draft bonus rules make it quite hard for teams to try to buy out two-sport stars like Plumlee.

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