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Sean Doolittle

#62 | LHP
Washington Nationals Washington Nationals
Sean Doolittle
Name: Sean Robert Doolittle
Born: Sep 26, 1986 in Rapid City, S.D. USA
High School: Shawnee HS, Medford, N.J.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 204 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 2nd round (41st overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2007 (signed for $742,500)
As a polished two-way prospect out of a New Jersey high school, Doolittle had all the makings of a perennial all-American candidate when he arrived at Virginia. He stepped into the Cavaliers' starting lineup as a freshman and slammed 11 home runs, but has hit just 11 since, including seven this season as a junior. His swing lacks loft and he hasn't significantly improved his strength, leading to comparisons to former major leaguer Dave Magadan and Dodgers prospect James Loney. He's an intelligent hitter with a patient, cerebral approach. He uses the whole field and shows command of the strike zone. He's also an above-average defender with smooth actions around the bag at first base. Because of doubts regarding his power potential, Doolittle might be around in the second round of the draft. He struggled from the mound this year and isn't considered a frontline pro prospect as a lefthanded pitcher.
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