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Justin Foscue

#5 | 2B | RangersTEX
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Justin Foscue
Name: Justin Connor Foscue
Born: Mar 2, 1999 in Huntsville, AL
College: Mississippi State
High School: Grissom HS, Huntsville, Ala.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (14th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2020 (signed for $3,250,000)
You have to be a standout hitter to be a day one prospect as a second baseman, and Foscue fits the bill. After a mediocre freshman season with Mississippi State (.241/.332/.353), Foscue took off in 2019 when he hit 14 home runs and posted a .338/.402/.582 slash line while finishing fifth in the Southeastern Conference in hits and third in total bases. Scouts believe Foscue will be an above-average hitter, though he does it with a fairly significant leg kick in his load and an approach that gets pull-heavy. Evaluators thought Foscue quieted the lower half in his 14 games this spring. His strikeout and walk rates were significantly better than he’s shown before, but it was a very small sample. Foscue has plus raw power in the tank, though scouts wonder how much of that he’ll tap into during games with a wood bat. He played 12 games last summer with Team USA and hit just .255/.288/.362 with wood. Foscue will need to improve his defense to stick at second base, and there’s some thought he’ll wind up in an outfield corner. Coaches praise Foscue’s work ethic and baseball IQ, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he took the steps necessary to stick in the dirt. If Foscue were lefthanded or a bit bigger (he is listed at 6-foot, 203 pounds) it would be easier to see him in the back of the first round. A team that thinks he’s a plus hitter could still take him there, but it is more likely he goes in the second.
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