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Petey Halpin

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High School: Mira Costa HS
State: Calif.
Commitment: UCLA

Ht.: 6'0"
Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: L
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

Halpin ranked as one of Northern California’s top draft prospects before transferring to Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) High in suburban Los Angeles for his senior year. A well-rounded, top-of-the-order type, Halpin is an above-average runner and has a short, line-drive swing with solid plate coverage. He controls the strike zone, makes adjustments and altogether projects as an above-average hitter. While Halpin doesn’t have a ton of power currently, scouts like the ease of his operation in the box and some believe he’ll add enough strength in the future to run into enough extra-base hits. Halpin is a high-energy player who has a chance to stick in center field, but he’s a divisive defender who figures to slow down as he ages and might have to move to a corner. His arm is wildly inconsistent, ranging from below-average to above-average. Halpin’s bat has him in second-to-fourth-round consideration even with questions about his power and future position. He is committed to Texas.

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