• Full name Anthony Keith Gwynn Jr.
  • Born 10/04/1982 in Long Beach, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School San Diego State
  • Debut 07/15/2006
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (39th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2003 (signed for $875,000).
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    With any other name, Anthony Gwynn might be a fourth- or fifth-round pick. But he's squarely in the mix in the second round, with pressure on San Diego to take him there. Gwynn is the son of the greatest Padres player ever and one of the greatest hitters of all time. Though there are similarities in their swings and approach at the plate, Gwynn has shown few signs of putting up the same numbers as his father Tony, now his coach at San Diego State. He struggled with the bat throughout the season and might not have hit even .250 if he hadn't beaten up the lower-rung pitching staffs in the offensive-oriented Mountain West Conference. He showed no power this year, failing to hit a single homer. He infrequently made hard contact and was primarily a singles hitter who sprayed balls to all fields. Some scouts, though, believe the 6-foot, 185-pound Gwynn will be a much better pro than college player. Beyond his bat, all his other tools play well, and his approach is better suited for the daily grind of the pros. He's been around the pro game all his life and knows what to expect. He already plays center field like a big leaguer. He can chase down balls with anyone and his instincts are off the chart. Though scouts never saw the home runs or stolen bases (24) this year they expected, some have cut him some slack because they know that few college players performed under more pressure this year.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007
  • Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the Milwaukee Brewers in 2006
  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Southern League in 2004
  • Rated Best Hit and Run Artist in the National League in 2000

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