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Josh Fields

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Josh Fields
Name: Joshua Dean Fields
Born: Dec 14, 1982 in Ada, Okla. USA
High School: Stillwater (Okla.) HS
College: Oklahoma State
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (18th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2004 (signed for $1,550,000)
Thanks to Florida State shortstop Stephen Drew and possibly Princeton center fielder Jason Szymanski, Fields won't be the first college position player drafted, but in some ways he's more attractive than either. Unlike with Drew, no one questions Fields' desire. And while Szymanski is a better all-around athlete, Fields is no slouch and more of a sure thing at the plate. He has starred at quarterback for Oklahoma State, setting school records for touchdown passes (55) and a Cotton Bowl mark for passing yards (307), yet Fields prefers baseball. At 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, he doesn't have prototype NFL quarterback size and isn't a big-time football prospect. Fields should hit for average and power (though his homers are down from 12 in 2003 to six through mid-May), and he's patient enough to take walks when he's pitched around. The Cowboys thought about moving him to first base last fall because he's raw at the hot corner, but he has stayed at third and should be a solid defender in time. He moves well, has good hands and a strong, accurate arm. He just needs more repetitions, which will come when he gives up football, in order to improve his reads and instincts. It's easy to project Fields as an all-star third baseman, which is why he'll go in the middle of the first round.
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