• Full name Adrian Ortiz
  • Born 01/14/1987 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 172 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Pepperdine
  • Drafted in the 5th round (156th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2007 (signed for $149,400).
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    A fifth-round pick out of Puerto Rico in 2004 to the Cubs, Ortiz might not go any higher this time around. While he has improved in college, he has yet to have the breakout performance that would catapult his stock. Ortiz is the fastest player in Division I, a top-of-the-scale runner who has turned in 60-yard times in the 6.2-second range consistently--on grass--since coming to Pepperdine. His speed translates in center field, where he has good range, but not on the basepaths, where he has just 33 career stolen bases. Ortiz' baseball instincts lag after 160-plus college games, denting his range in center and often leaving him tentative on the basepaths. He has virtually no power (his 14 extra-base hits as a freshman were his career high) and doesn't control the strike zone (12 walks is his career high). Even with those negatives, Ortiz has rare speed and enough hand-eye coordination to hit for average, and figures to go in the fifth-round range again.

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  • Rated Fastest Baserunner in the Kansas City Royals in 2009

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