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Beichler is one of the speedier prep players in the Midwest. He’s a plus runner who will show 70 run times as well. He is a rangy middle infielder as well with a quick first step and quality hands. He could remain at shortstop with a team willing to live with an average arm at shortstop, but the 5-foot-10, 160-pounder could be a plus defender at second base. Beichler has toyed with switch-hitting, but he switched back to hitting righthanded exclusively this spring. He could still go back to switch-hitting in the future because hitting lefthanded lets him take full advantage of his speed. At the plate, Beichler has a solid righthanded swing but he will need to keep adding strength to prove he can eventually get to average power. Beichler’s makeup and work ethic draws raves. He’s signed with Oklahoma.