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Jason Donald

Jason Donald
Name: Jason Thomas Donald
Born: Sep 4, 1984 in Modesto, Calif. USA
High School: Buchanan HS, Clovis, Calif.
College: Arizona
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (97th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2006 (signed for $400,000)
Donald turned down a significant bonus out of high school, though the size of the bonus has grown as the tale has spread through the scouting grapevine. It was south of the $1 million some have speculated about. Whatever the bonus offer was, however, Donald will be hard-pressed to match it after failing to significantly improve his pro profile in college. He helped Arizona to the 2004 College World Series and hit .272 in the Cape Cod League in 2005, and scouts praise Donald's makeup. He's a gamer with one above-average tool, his plus throwing arm. Otherwise, his tools grade out average or below (speed), and his swing can get long and slow. He probably lacks the range to be an everyday shortstop in pro ball, though his smarts and hands could allow him to get by. Overall, Donald has a utilityman's skills and tools with an everyday pricetag and Scott Boras as an adviser. Position scarcity still could result in Donald being drafted in the first five rounds.
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