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D'vone McClure

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D'vone McClure
Name: D'vone McClure
Born: Jan 22, 1994 in Jacksonville, Ark. USA
High School: Jacksonville (Ark.) HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career388.219.295.3022
Drafted in the 4th round (143rd overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2012 (signed for $765,000)
Arkansas' top prep hitter, McClure put himself on the map in 2011 when he won several matchups with eventual Indians supplemental first-rounder Dillon Howard. McClure has consistently hit the top arms he has faced (including Trey Killian this year), and gave up football to sign a baseball-only scholarship offer to Arkansas. Few expect him to get to Fayetteville, though. Some scouts compare McClure to Austin Jackson, while others are unsure if he can stay in center field. Like Jackson, McClure takes a big swing and is just an average runner, at times turning in below-average times to first. He'll have to improve his instincts to play center as well as Jackson, but he should have more power. McClure has excellent bat speed and the handsy looseness scouts look for in hitters, and many project him to hit for plus power. Teams that aren't as high on McClure say he has an inconsistent motor and modest speed. Even teams that give him a chance to stay in center realize they are mostly buying the bat.
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