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Luke Bonfield

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High School: IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
College: Arkansas
State: Ark.

Ht.: 6'2"
Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

Despite a swing that required near perfect timing, Bonfield was considered one of the more consistent hitters in the high school class in 2014 and was picked by the Mets in the 21st round that year. He went undrafted as a draft-eligible sophomore last year and isn't likely to go high in this year's draft as his defensive limitations and lack of speed have become more apparent in college while his bat has yet to live up to expectations. After a very uneven freshman year, Bonfield did hit .304/.402/.509 as a sophomore. But he failed to match those numbers this year--he ranked fifth on the Razorbacks squad in batting average, fourth in home runs (9) and seventh in slugging percentage in a .294/.366/.459 junior campaign. Bonfield has to hit as he's a near bottom-of-the-scale runner who is below-average defensively in the outfield. Evaluators believe he'll end up at first base in pro ball. Evaluators have a long history with Bonfield, but his modest production makes it hard to pay him when he's a bat-first prospect.

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