• Full name Mahki Marcus Backstrom
  • Born 10/10/2001 in Hawthorne, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Junipero Serra
  • Drafted in the 18th round (547th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2019.
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    Backstrom played in the Perfect Game National Showcase and the Under Armour All-America Classic last summer and finished his tour of the showcase circuit by posting the top exit velocity (108.6 mph) at the World Wood Bat Association Championships in Jupiter, Fla. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Backstrom has impressive bat speed and plus raw power, but he’s still learning to translate his tools into production. He hit just .275 with five home runs playing middling high school competition this spring, and he often looked better in batting practice than in games. One of the youngest players in the draft class, his instincts and game awareness have a ways to go. Backstrom is a below-average runner and below-average defender at first base and left field, so he’ll need to get to his power more consistently moving forward. He is committed to Fresno State.

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  • Augusta GreenJackets released 1B Mahki Backstrom.

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