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Mikie Mahtook

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Mikie Mahtook
Name: Michael Anthony Mahtook
Born: Nov 30, 1989 in Lafayette, LA
College: Louisiana State
High School: St. Thomas More HS, Lafayette, La.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 216 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (31st overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011 (signed for $1,150,000)
Mahtook burst onto the scene as a freshman, earning a starting spot midway through the 2009 season and helping to spark Louisiana State to the College World Series championship. He was good enough in center field to push premium athletes Leon Landry and Jared Mitchell to the outfield corners, yet at 6-foot-1, 192 pounds, some scouts are still skeptical whether he can play the middle garden in the big leagues. He played right field as a sophomore and moved back to center as a junior. He has an average arm, but if he gets any bigger and loses his slightly above-average speed, he may have to go to left. Mahtook's swing isn't technically proficient, but he's strong, repeats his stroke and has a feel for the barrel. He made consistent hard contact all season, and his OPS (1.205) was higher than it was last season. Scouts expect clubs that value performance to keep Mahtook from sliding beyond the supplemental round.
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