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John Olerud

1B
Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox
John Olerud
Name: John Garrett Olerud
Born: Aug 5, 1968 in Seattle, WA
High School: Interlake HS, Bellevue, Wash.
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career7,592.295.398.465255
Drafted in the 3rd round (79th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1989 (signed for $575,000)
Before an aneurysm in January led to 6.5 hours of surgery, Washington State 1B Olerud was second-ranked among college players to LSU's Ben McDonald. Olerud made a rapid recovery this spring, but hasn't rebounded to his '88 form (.464-23-82; 15-0 as a pitcher). And there's concern that Olerud has taken himself out of the draft and will return to WSU for his senior year -- in part out of loyalty to longtime WSU coach Chuck Brayton, who also coached Olerud's father. Brayton will retire after winning his 1,000th game next year. Scouts say that if someone is willing to gamble on Olerud, he could be among the first two or three players drafted, particularly if the Seattle Mariners take a stab at a hometown boy with the No. 3 pick.
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