AB 1708
AVG .232
OBP .276
SLG .335
HR 25
  • Full name Preston Michael Mattingly
  • Born 08/28/1987 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Cantral
  • Drafted in the C-A round (31st overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2006 (signed for $1,000,000).
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    For the son of a former batting champion and MVP like Don Mattingly, not to mention a multisport athlete in his own right, shortstop Preston Mattingly didn't get much exposure for most of the spring. He was a well-kept secret among a few scouts, so a lot of clubs didn't get a chance to crosscheck him. An all-state wide receiver in football and a 20-point-a-game scorer in basketball, he has plus speed and is much quicker than his father ever was. He's a 6-foot-3, 200-pound righthanded hitter with bat speed, pop and an advanced approach. The one thing Mattingly lacks is a definite position. For all his athleticism, his footwork and actions aren't smooth, and his arm is slightly below-average. He could get a look at third base or center field, but it's possible that he could wind up as nothing more than a physically gifted left fielder--in which case his bat would really have to carry him. The Yankees, for whom Don starred and currently serves as batting coach, are known to have interest in Preston and signed his brother Taylor as a 42nd-round pick in 2003. Other teams in the hunt include the Dodgers, Marlins, Orioles, Red Sox and Twins, and there may be enough competition for Mattingly to drive him into the first five rounds. He'll attend Tennessee if he doesn't turn pro.

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  • Rated Best Athlete in the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2007

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