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Jon Gilmore

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Jon Gilmore
Name: Jonathan D. Gilmore
Born: Aug 23, 1988 in Longwood, Fla. USA
High School: Iowa City (Iowa) HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career1,896.285.326.37318
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (33rd overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2007 (signed for $900,000)
Scouts were excited to see Gilmore this spring after he tore up the showcase circuit last summer, including a double off a Michael Main fastball at the Aflac Classic and a stellar performance at the Area Code Games. But they've had a hard time getting a read on him because he strained a hamstring and has faced weaker-than-usual competition in Iowa. He still might go in the second or third round, but the team that picks him that high will be doing so on the basis of what it has seen in the past. He stands out most for his exceedingly quick bat and his power potential. Gilmore is 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, and while he's a good athlete who drew interest from college football programs as a quarterback, a move from shortstop to third base is inevitable, either in pro ball or at Wichita State if he doesn't sign. He has the arm strength to make the longer throws from the hot corner, and his bat will play there as well. Gilmore has two brothers-in-law with baseball connections: Ben Zobrist has played in the majors the last two years with the Devil Rays, while Dan Heefner is the hitting coach at Dallas Baptist.
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