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Jason Esposito

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Jason Esposito
Name: Jason Michael Esposito
Born: Jul 19, 1990 in Bethany, Conn. USA
High School: Amity Regional HS, Woodbridge, Conn.
College: Vanderbilt
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (64th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2011 (signed for $600,000)
The Royals drafted Esposito in the seventh round out of high school in 2008, but he turned down a reported $1.5 million offer to attend Vanderbilt. He may not get that much this time around, but he'll be close. He got hot offensively this spring at the right time, hitting .376 in SEC play. Esposito is a college version of Marlins prospect Matt Dominguez in that his glove is ahead of his bat. He played some shortstop this spring but is an above-average defender at third with good hands and plus arm strength. Offensively, he has backed up a bit. An average runner with good instincts, he has been less proficient on the bases this year (11 SB, 10 CS) after going 51-for-60 his first two seasons, and stolen bases won't be a significant part of his game as a pro. He has struggled against velocity at times and lost his rhythm, which tends to happen with players with a big leg kick. Some scouts wonder if he's a natural hitter and believe he'll wind up as a utility player, with his glove as his calling card.
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