• Full name Matthew Stephen Cerione
  • Born 01/04/1988 in Alpharetta, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 192 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Georgia
  • Drafted in the 13th round (383rd overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2009.
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    Bulldogs outfielder Matt Cerione has tremendous energy and plus tools, physically matching up well with Florida's Matt den Dekker (though he's a bit behind den Dekker across the board in raw tools). The problem with Cerione's energy is that it often is aimed in the wrong direction, and he sometimes lets his emotions get the best of him. Georgia coach Dave Perno benched him in regionals and criticized him publicly for showy play rather than playing hard. A bigger issue for scouts is Cerione's bat. He is an average to plus runner and defender, but he hit just .248 in SEC play, has a big swing and lacks a mature approach at the plate. He may be drafted high for his tools, or he may not be drafted as a snub for his attitude.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Seattle Mariners in 2011

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