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Cameron Maybin

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Cameron Maybin
Name: Cameron Keith Maybin
Born: Apr 4, 1987 in Asheville, NC
High School: Roberson HS, Asheville, N.C.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (10th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2005 (signed for $2,650,000)
Baseball America's 2004 Youth Player of the Year, Maybin entered the year as the No. 2 high school player on the board and stayed there, nipping at Justin Upton's heels. Maybin has a rare combination of premium athletic ability, bloodlines (his cousins include former North Carolina basketball star Rashad McCants) and baseball savvy. Maybin has grown up around the game, serving as a batboy for the hometown Asheville Tourists, and has begun to translate his physical tools to the diamond. He has broad shoulders and long limbs and fingers, and physically evokes comparisons on the low end to Preston Wilson and on the high end to Vladimir Guerrero. He should be a premium defender in center field with experience, with long, graceful strides gobbling up turf and an average arm. As he fills out, he could move to right field and be a more athletic Cliff Floyd. Maybin has not faced great competition in western North Carolina during his high school career--though he has faced the best of the best in youth and showcase play--and some scouts think his bat might take time to develop once he starts seeing good breaking balls consistently. His makeup--including good work habits, maturity and love for the game--endears him to scouts, as does his family. His Southern commitment isn't scaring anyone away.
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