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Jon Poterson

1B | YankeesNYY
Name: Jonathan Christopher Poterson
Born: Feb 10, 1986 in Chandler, Ariz. USA
High School: Chandler (Ariz.) HS
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (37th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2004 (signed for $925,000)
Poterson should be one of the first high school catchers drafted, but not all scouts see him at the position in pro ball. He's a below-average receiver with an average arm and will need to work on his deficiencies to remain behind the plate. His bat will play anywhere. A switch-hitter, he has excellent balance at the plate and stays inside balls well, with more polish from the left side. Powerfully built at 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds, he's capable of hitting balls 450 feet in batting practice. His power doesn't play as well in games, though he hit 13 home runs this spring. Poterson is athletic enough to play on an outfield corner, but has a history of hamstring problems. He has committed to Chandler-Gilbert JC, so college is not a primary option.
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