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Thomas Saggese

#12 | SS | RangersTEX
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Thomas Saggese
Name: Thomas Darren Saggese
Born: Apr 11, 2002 in Carlsbad, CA
High School: Carlsbad (Calif.) HS
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (145th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2020 (signed for $800,000)
Saggese hit .422 with 10 home runs as a junior to win MVP of San Diego’s Avocado West League, one of the top high school leagues in the country. He carried on this spring with a .440 batting average, three triples and three home runs in seven games before the season shut down. Saggese is an athletic shortstop with a history of performing against good competition. He has a loose, wristy swing that makes lots of contact and drives the ball hard to all fields. He already shows double-digit home run potential and should grow into more power as he matures. Saggese doesn’t wear batting gloves and is often described as a “gritty” or “throwback” player. He plays an average shortstop and has a chance to stick at the position, although his arm strength will need to improve for him to avoid a move to second base. He makes the all the routine plays and has good instincts for the game. Saggesse is committed to Pepperdine but has attracted draft interest as an athletic shortstop who has a chance to grow into power.
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