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Mark Hamilton

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Mark Hamilton
Name: Mark Alan Hamilton
Born: Jul 29, 1984 in Baltimore, Md. USA
High School: Episcopal HS, Bellaire, Texas
College: Tulane
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the supplemental 2nd round (76th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 (signed for $465,000)
Hamilton doesn't generate as much buzz as might be expected from a slugger with 16 homers this spring and 13 over the last two summers in the Cape Cod League. Hamilton offers significant power and has been willing to accept walks when other teams opt not to challenge him. Of the rest of his tools, only his hitting ability is close to average. He has come a long way at the plate from his freshman year, when he batted .227 and had laser eye surgery at midseason. Hamilton is a marginal defender at first base, and his arm and speed are below-average. Some scouts believe he won't handle adversity well, though that's not entirely fair considering how he has rebounded from a slow start in his draft year. His lefthanded power alone merits second- or third-round consideration, but his choice of Scott Boras as his adviser clouds his signability. If Hamilton seeks more than slot money, he could plummet.
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