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David Calabrese

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David Calabrese
Name: David Marco Calabrese
Born: Sep 26, 2002 in Richmond Hill, ON Canada
High School: St. Elizabeth Catholic HS, Vaughan, Ont.
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 165 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (82nd overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2020 (signed for $744,200)
The top Canadian prospect in the 2020 class, Calabrese has a shot to be the highest drafted outfielder from the country since 1997, when the Orioles took Ntema Ndungidi with the 36th overall pick. He’s likely not as fast as Dasan Brown, an 80-grade runner and Canadian outfielder from the 2019 class, but Calabrese is a plus-plus runner himself who’s shown flashes of a very good lefthanded bat. Calabrese didn’t attend many high-profile events over the summer and also didn’t get to showcase his ability this spring with Team Canada. Still, he raised eyebrows at events like the Future Stars Series last fall at Fenway Park, where he ran a 6.47 60-yard dash, hit several doubles and made a few highlight-reel plays in center field. Calabrese has a simple, efficient swing from the left side. At 5-foot-10, 160 pounds he doesn’t offer much power, but some scouts think he could grow into average raw power in the future. He shows good baseball instincts on both sides of the ball and should be a safe bet to stick in center field with his athleticism and speed. Calabrese won’t turn 18 until late September, making him one of the youngest players in the draft class. He is committed to Arkansas.
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