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Adrian Cardenas

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Adrian Cardenas
Name: Adrian Cardenas
Born: Oct 10, 1987 in Miami, Fla. USA
High School: Monsignor Pace HS, Opa Locka, Fla.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (37th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2006 (signed for $925,000)
No player in Florida took a bigger leap forward this spring than Cardenas, a hard-nosed throwback player with good makeup and feel for the game. He's savvy and bright, and he even plays the piano. He made the most of hitting in front of Chris Marrero in his high school lineup by putting together one of the most impressive high school seasons in South Florida in years. He hit safely in 29 of his first 37 at-bats with eight home runs, broke a Dade County record for home runs and was batting .630-17-56. Cardenas has good strength and a short, compact lefthanded swing. He allows balls to get deep in the hitting zone before driving them to all fields. He should hit 10-15 home runs annually in the big leagues with a .275-.295 average. He won't make it there as a shortstop, however, which hinders his value. He's a fringe-average runner, and his lower half has some stiffness. Most scouts believe he profiles at second base fine, though others insist he'll wind up in left field. His hands are average, as is his arm at second base.
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