• Full name Bryce Robert Denton
  • Born 08/01/1997 in Brentwood, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Ravenwood
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (66th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015 (signed for $1,200,000).
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    Denton is the top high school position player in Tennessee and, like Donny Everett, the top prep pitcher, he is committed to Vanderbilt. Like Everett, Denton impressed scouts last summer on the showcase circuit. He has a chance to hit for both average and power. He has a quiet approach at the plate and makes consistent hard contact, particularly when he's pulling the ball. His combination of strength and above-average bat speed leads to impressive raw power from the righthanded hitter, but he hasn't tapped into it this spring as well as scouts would like to see. Denton has moved around the field defensively and opinions are split on where he fits best. He would likely get a chance to play third base in the professional ranks, though he may end up as a corner outfielder. He has above-average arm strength and below-average speed. No matter where he plays in the field, it will be up to his bat to carry him. Denton won't turn 18 until August, making him one of the youngest players in the draft class. He earns praise for his makeup and mature approach to the game.

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