- Full name David Mailman
- Born 10/07/1988 in Orange, CA
- Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 180 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School Providence
Drafted in the 7th round (234th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2007 (signed for $550,000).
View Draft ReportNot unlike the sentiment regarding fellow North Carolina prep prospect Justin Jackson, Mailman's future as a professional draws a wide range of opinion. He has a smooth lefthanded swing that appears to have lots of power projection, but whether his thin frame fills out is the question stumping most scouts. His approach is quiet and balanced, as he uses the entire field and shows the beginnings of an ability to lift balls out of the park. Based in part to a lack of strength, his bat speed is fringy at present and he can be beaten with good fastballs above his hands. He's a below-average runner but a plus defender, with good footwork around the bag and confidence handling throws in the dirt. He has a solid-average arm. Mailman also has championship-caliber makeup, and fits the profile of a potential college masher if he honors his commitment to Wake Forest. It might require third-round money to get him signed this spring.