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Tony Giarratano

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Tony Giarratano
Name: Anthony James Giarratano
Born: Nov 29, 1982 in Queens, N.Y. USA
High School: Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, N.J.
College: Tulane
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (70th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2003 (signed for $500,000)
While Hill may have to switch positions, Giarratano is a pure shortstop. Among the college players who can make that claim, he may have the best all-around package of tools. Defensively, his hands and arm rate a 65 on the 20-80 scouting scale. He made just nine errors during the regular season and used his agility to make several outstanding plays. After a disastrous 2002 in which he batted .238 for Tulane and .187 in the Cape Cod League, Giarratano has remade himself offensively. After gaining weight a year ago, he got into better shape and batted .347 during the 2003 regular season. He should be a contact hitter who can hit in the .270 range while providing a few doubles and stolen bases. With his glove, that would be enough to earn him a big league starting job. Because he's a college player and can stay at shortstop, Giarratano could be overdrafted in the late second round.
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