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Jeremy Rathjen

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Jeremy Rathjen
Name: Jeremy Gordon Rathjen
Born: Jan 28, 1990 in Houston, Texas USA
High School: Memorial HS, Houston
College: Rice
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 11th round (356th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012
Rathjen might have gone in the first five rounds last year had he not torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in mid-March. After redshirting and turning down the Yankees as a 41st-round pick, he has returned to show an all-around tools package similar to what he had before the injury. The 6-foot-6, 195-pound Rathjen does a nice job of making contact for someone with such long arms and a lengthy swing. That's a tribute to his bat speed and hand-eye coordination, which give him average power. Rathjen's speed hasn't come quite all the way back, as its more solid than plus. He has moved from center to right field this season, more to accommodate teammate Michael Fuda's well above-average speed and subpar arm. Rathjen has a chance to play center field in pro ball, and his average arm will work in right field. Scouts praise his makeup and believe he'll be signable around the fifth round because he graduated in May.
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