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Justin Knoedler

Justin Knoedler
Name: Justin Joseph Knoedler
Born: Jul 17, 1980 in Springfield, Ill. USA
High School: Springfield (Ill.) HS
College: Miami (Ohio)
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (166th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2001
Justin Knoedler, a 13th-round pick of the Giants in 2000 and a heralded junior-college transfer, was considered a solid catching prospect. Not only was he upstaged by his twin Jason, but he also ended the season generating more interest as a pitcher. Unable to swing the bat or go behind the plate when he broke the hamate bone in his left hand, Knoedler took to the mound and was clocked up to 93-94 mph, demonstrating the arm strength that had been his best tool as a catcher. With little experience on the mound, his mechanics are raw. He has more tools than his brother, but scouts say Jason is the better player. He took to switch-hitting immediately and batted .402 with 17 homers. He runs well and excels in the outfield.
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