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Francis Christy

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Francis Christy
Name: Francis Joseph Christy
Born: Sep 1, 1995 in Petaluma, Calif. USA
High School: Casa Grande HS, Petaluma, Calif.
College: Palomar (Calif.) JC
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 7th round (196th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2015 (signed for $226,000)
Christy has been around a while, as he went to USA Baseball's 16U team trials in 2011 and was a key Oregon recruit. A 37th-round pick out of high school in 2013, he wound up at Palomar (Calif.) JC just north of San Diego, and had a modest freshman season before breaking through as a sophomore. His 11 home runs this spring ranked first among California juco players; the rest of his team hit three. He ranked sixth in slugging during a .326/.412/.599 season and his lefthanded bat is his calling card. He's physical enough to handle catching everyday at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, and he's cleaned up his body. Christy is a young sophomore (still just 19) who remains raw defensively and lacks fluid athleticism. He has a strong arm but needs to work to quicken his transfer after throwing out 32 percent of 2015 basestealers.
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