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Kolby Copeland

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Kolby Copeland
Name: Kolby Lamar Copeland
Born: Feb 5, 1994 in Elm Grove, La. USA
High School: Parkway HS, Bossier City, La.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Career239.280.330.3970
Drafted in the supplemental 3rd round (127th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2012 (signed for $367,200)
Copeland is frequently compared to Arkansas' D'Vone McClure, though they bat from different sides of the plate. Copeland is a physical, explosive athlete with power and speed from the left side. At 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, he also was a fine high school football player, though his speed doesn't play as well in baseball, where he's an average runner. He's more notable for his bat speed and good swing path, as his bat stays in the hitting zone a long time. Copeland made a lot of hard contact and projects to have average or better power. His defensive tools are average but he may wind up in left field eventually, placing higher demands on his bat. Scouts who don't buy in say that he swings and misses too much. He sat out the first part of high school season serving a suspension stemming from an underage drinking and driving arrest in December, but he had performed well since returning.
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