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John Drennen

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John Drennen
Name: John J. Drennen
Born: Aug 26, 1986 in Honolulu, Hawaii USA
High School: Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (33rd overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2005 (signed for $1,000,000)
San Diego's Rancho Bernardo High has churned out more premium prospects over the last decade than any high school in the country, and Drennen is the latest phenom. Scouts say he has a striking resemblance to Danny Putnam, who wasn't drafted out of Rancho Bernardo after hitting 20 home runs as a senior but became a supplemental first-round pick of the Athletics last year out of Stanford. Both players have small, powerful builds (Drennen is listed at 6 feet, but scouts say is closer to 5-foot-10), both have explosive bats, both are limited to left field and both play the game with passion. With a .440 average and 15 home runs, Drennen has also had a big senior year. But unlike Putnam and more in keeping with RB alum Hank Blalock, he has a strong desire to get his professional career started. He should go late in the first round but could earlier if a team works out a below-market predraft deal. Though he is small, Drennen is extremely strong, and he can flat-out hit. He has excellent bat speed and the ball jumps off his bat. He leaves nothing in the tank. The rest of his tools are just ordinary. He runs OK and gets good jumps in the outfield, but his arm is short, limiting him to left field.
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