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Paul Bacot

RHP | BravesATL
Name: Paul Pochet Bacot
Born: Aug 16, 1984 in Atlanta, Ga. USA
High School: Lakeside HS, Atlanta
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (67th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2003 (signed for $550,000)
Like Barthmaier, Bacot is a two-sport athlete who got better this spring. Lean and loose at 6-foot-6 and 200 pounds, he played point guard for the Lakeside High basketball team that reached the state 5-A finals. He didn't join the baseball team until mid-March and since has thrown 87-91 mph on a consistent basis. With his frame and actions, he could reach the mid-90s once he fills out and focuses on baseball. His fastball has good life and his slider has hit 83 mph. Bacot turned down hoops scholarships from mid-level NCAA Division I programs and has committed to play baseball at Georgia. Many of the state's top high school prospects are expected to be tough signs if they don't go high in the draft, Bacot among them, but he may get picked early enough to entice him to pro ball.
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