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Tyrell Godwin

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Tyrell Godwin
Name: Carlton Tyrell Godwin
Born: Jul 10, 1979 in Wilmington, N.C. USA
High School: East Bladen HS, Elizabethtown, N.C.
College: North Carolina
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (91st overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2001 (signed for $480,000)
Godwin is the biggest enigma in the draft. He turned down $1.9 million as a first-round pick of the Yankees out of high school. He agreed to a $1.2 million bonus from the Rangers as a supplemental first-rounder last year, but a physical showed damage to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Texas wanted to reduce his bonus, so Godwin declined to sign. He also decided not to play as a senior at North Carolina, sitting out the season before working out for teams in May. Scouts weren't impressed, because Godwin was limited by a strained hamstring and didn't show much. He has plenty of speed and power potential, but he lacks baseball instincts and didn't improve significantly in three years with the Tar Heels. Many scouting directors question his desire to play baseball, and several have said they won't touch him in the draft.
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