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Colt Keith

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Colt Keith
Name: Colten Keith
Born: Aug 14, 2001 in Zanesville, OH
High School: Biloxi (Miss.) HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (132nd overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2020 (signed for $500,000)
A 6-foot-3, 195-pound infielder, Keith made a name for himself as an underclassman and was named the Gatorade 2018-19 Mississippi Player of the Year after hitting .527 with eight home runs. Keith showed a knack for putting the barrel on the baseball last summer against the top pitchers in the 2020 class and scouts believe he has an impressive array of plus tools. Keith has plus raw power, is a plus runner and also has plus arm strength. He has gotten on the mound and throws in the low 90s, but he’s definitely a pro prospect as a hitter. A shortstop now, Keith might be forced to move to another position as he fills out his frame and gains strength. Some evaluators think he gets by defensively because of his natural athleticism and wonder if he has the hands for the position. Most scouts believe third base or an outfield position could be better fits, and he has the arm strength for the hot corner or right field. Keith could be an average hitter with good impact ability now and more on the way. He drives the ball hard to the opposite field and can easily pull the ball out of the park. Keith has an upright stance with some hand movement that prevents him from getting fully extended all the time, but when he does, he can do plenty of damage. His pure tool set fits in the second round or better, but what a team thinks of his most likely defensive home and the quality of his hit tool will determine if he gets signed or makes it to campus at Arizona State.
Career Statistics
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  • 2020 Game Logs
  • 2020 Splits
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