• Full name Jordan Nikemian Akins
  • Born 04/19/1992 in Locust Grove, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 192 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Union Grove
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (103rd overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2010 (signed for $350,000).
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    Some scouts compare Akins, who is a Central Florida signee, to Top 200 talent Niko Goodrum, and in most cases Goodrum comes out on the short end. Like Goodrum, Akins is tall and lean but packs 210 pounds onto his wide receiver's frame. Despite his size, he runs the 60-yard dash in 6.4 seconds and has fast-twitch muscle to spare. Some consider him the state's best athlete, which is quite a statement considering the depth of athletes in the Peach State this year. He has a plus arm, though not quite as strong as Goodrum's, and has shown the natural bat speed and hitting ability to catch up to good fastballs. Breaking balls still give him fits, so his aptitude once he becomes a full-time baseball player will be crucial to whether he reaches his considerable ceiling. Akins is raw but has enough natural instincts to thrive despite being a part-time baseball player. He also could go out in the first two rounds, particularly to a team with extra picks. The only other question is football. Akins turned down Georgia for Central Florida's two-sport offer. He was an explosive offensive player in high school, playing quarterback and wide receiver while also returning kicks and scoring close to 20 touchdowns.

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  • Rated Best Outfield Arm in the Texas Rangers in 2012
  • Rated Best Athlete in the Texas Rangers in 2012
  • Rated Best Athlete in the Texas Rangers in 2011

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