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Colin Curtis

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Colin Curtis
Name: Colin Benedict Curtis
Born: Feb 1, 1985 in Issaquah, Wash. USA
High School: Issaquah (Wash.) HS
College: Arizona State
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 4th round (134th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2006 (signed for $450,000)
Scouts root for Curtis, who survived a 1999 bout with testicular cancer to become an impact high school football player. He was an instant starter on the baseball team at Arizona State as a freshman and played an important role in the Sun Devils' 2005 College World Series team, going 8-for-11 in Omaha. Yet Curtis' tools have either leveled off or gone backward as his body has grown. Once considered a fast-twitch athlete, he now elicits comments such as "stiff" and "slow" from scouts and Pac-10 coaches. A smart, aggressive baserunner and efficient basestealer, he's now an average runner rather than plus. His bat also has slowed down, so his larger size hasn't resulted in more power. He hasn't driven the ball consistently, and overall his modest juinor year (.332) has reminded scouts of the draft-itis that hampered former teammate Jeff Larish. Like Larish, he was making a late charge with his performance and is a Scott Boras client, both making it tough to tell where he'll be drafted. Curtis hit .323 in the Cape Cod League last summer, and a team that saw him good last summer could still pop him in the first five rounds.
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