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Jeff Francoeur

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Jeff Francoeur
Name: Jeffrey Brandon Francoeur
Born: Jan 8, 1984 in Atlanta, Ga. USA
High School: Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga.
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career1,903.285.329.47068
Drafted in the 1st round (23rd overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2002 (signed for $2,200,000)
Francoeur is the top two-sport athlete in the draft, a blue-chip defensive back ticketed for Clemson football. Conventional wisdom is that he'll sign to play baseball, though he'll use his leverage to maximum benefit. He's a physical player, with a 6-foot-4, 205-pound frame and plus-plus speed, arm, bat speed and raw power. The one concern scouts have is his batting approach. It doesn't happen very easily for him, as he has a spread-out, no-stride stance and tends to spin off pitches and struggle with breaking stuff. The Braves love to sign home-state players, and the thinking is they'd jump at the chance to grab Francoeur if he's around when they pick 23rd.
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