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Levi Michael

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Levi Michael
Name: Levi Burt Michael
Born: Feb 9, 1991 in Lexington, N.C. USA
High School: North Davidson HS, Lexington, N.C.
College: North Carolina
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2019377.241.318.38710
Career2,635.258.347.37241
Drafted in the 1st round (30th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2011 (signed for $1,175,000)
Michael was a solid high school prospect in Lexington, N.C., but he graduated early in order to join the Tar Heels for the 2009 season. He has played a new position each season, moving from second base as a freshman to third base as a sophomore, before settling in at shortstop this year. He's been a reliable defender at all three spots, and scouts are warming up to the idea that he could stay at shortstop at the pro level. He missed a couple of games with an ankle injury and was still getting back to 100 percent, but he still showed ability in all facets of the game and was hitting .311/.461/.464 with 14 stolen bases in 15 attempts in 196 at-bats. He is a patient hitter with a good eye for the strike zone from both sides of the plate, with a 43-27 walk-strikeout ratio. He hits to all fields and could hit at the top of the batting order, though he shows pop and is naturally stronger from the right side. He's an above-average runner, though he hadn't quite returned to that level since the injury. Scouts don't view the ankle as a long-term concern. Defensively, he has good actions and enough arm strength for shortstop. The only concern is his range, but he'll get every chance to prove himself before potentially sliding to second base.
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