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Justin Black

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Justin Black
Name: Justin Beau Black
Born: May 20, 1993 in Billings, Mont. USA
High School: Billings (Mont.) West HS
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 4th round (149th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2012 (signed for $300,000)
Black's best tool is his speed. He has an athletic build at 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds and is a well above-average runner. He can track balls down in center field, but needs to work on his routes and has below-average arm strength. Being from Montana, Black is understandably raw, especially at the plate. He looked overmatched during most of his at-bats on the summer showcase circuit and scouts wonder if he'll ever put things together enough to hit. Since Montana doesn't have high school baseball, Black spent some time this spring playing with the Langley Blaze travel team from British Columbia and he showed improvement, but he's definitely going to be a project at the next level. Black has a solid commitment to Nebraska and since he's already 19, he'll be a draft-eligible sophomore in 2014.
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