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Xavier Avery

#98 | OF
Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves
Xavier Avery
Name: Xavier Tyrone Avery
Born: Jan 1, 1990 in Fulton, Ga. USA
High School: Cedar Grove HS, Ellenwood, Ga.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 2nd round (50th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2008 (signed for $900,000)
Athleticism, speed and the unknown are all words coinciding with Avery. This spring he signed to play football as a running back with Georgia. A center fielder, Avery is one of the fastest players in the draft and has been timed at 6.2 seconds in the 60-yard dash. However, Avery is hampered by the poor level of competition on his high school team's schedule, making him a tough player for scouts to evaluate this spring. He was visible last summer and performed well both in the East Cobb league and on the showcase circuit, leading to his being named an Aflac all-American. Avery's tools are thought to be raw, as are his instincts. However, with his speed, he is projected to be an above-average outfielder with an average arm, similar to Carl Crawford. At the plate, Avery's ability is even more of a projection. Hitting lefthanded and having above-average speed will always give Avery a chance to hit for average, but scouts feel he is still a ways away with the bat and his approach. Avery could be an exponential improver with proper instruction and multiple at-bats in the minor leagues.
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