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Nick Franklin

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Colorado Springs Sky Sox Colorado Springs Sky Sox
Nick Franklin
Name: Nicholas Edward Franklin
Born: Mar 2, 1991 in Longwood, Fla. USA
High School: Lake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
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201878.359.452.6034
Career2,449.283.360.45277
Drafted in the 1st round (27th overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2009 (signed for $1,280,000)
An Auburn recruit, Franklin is the latest in a line of Lake Brantley High baseball stars that has included Jason Varitek, Felipe Lopez and brothers Rickie and Jemile Weeks. Franklin, who helped lead last year's team to a state 6-A title, has surpassed them all in terms of performance, hitting 10 homers this spring to lead Lake Brantley back to the state playoffs. A switch-hitter, Franklin has shown bat speed to catch up to good fastballs and uses the whole field. Scouts don't expect him to hit for even average power with wood, but he should have enough strength in his wiry frame to keep pitchers honest. Scouts have made comparisons to players such as Aaron Hill or Lopez offensively, though he has less power. He's an above-average runner with fast-twitch athleticism and the ability to stay at shortstop as a pro, which makes him likely to go out in the first two rounds. Franklin has infield actions, solid footwork that needs polish and more than enough arm strength for shortstop, as it grades above-average. Franklin's makeup resembles Hill's more than Lopez's, which is a strong positive.
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