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Carlos Quentin

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Carlos Quentin
Name: Carlos Jose Quentin
Born: Aug 28, 1982 in Bellflower, Calif. USA
High School: University City HS, San Diego
College: Stanford
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (29th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2003 (signed for $1,100,000)
Quentin has been a high-profile player since early in his high school days in San Diego. He's been a three-year starter in right field at Stanford and starred with Team USA the last two summers. He'll finally be drafted for the first time this year, possibly late in the first round. There were mounting concerns leading up to the draft that he may need treatment for elbow problems that had bothered him most of the year, though he didn't miss a game. He's had a breakthrough season with the bat, riding a 26-game hitting streak to improve his average by more than 100 points. He's been much better at hitting breaking balls and walked twice as often as he struck out. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Quentin's power has been slower to develop. After hitting 10 balls out of the park in preseason intrasquad games, he went through a 20-game drought to start the season. That prompted him to alter his approach at the plate, ditching a Gary Sheffield-like bat wrap in favor of a flatter, calmer approach. His power returned in the second half. Quentin is a warrior. He plays hard day-in and day-out and should be well suited for the pro game. Veteran Stanford coach Mark Marquess has called him the best practice player he's ever had.
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