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Scott Sizemore

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Scott Sizemore
Name: Scott Daniel Sizemore
Born: Jan 4, 1985 in Virginia Beach, Va. USA
High School: Hickory HS, Chesapeake, Va.
College: Virginia Commonwealth
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 5th round (142nd overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2006 (signed for $197,500)
Sizemore played at Virginia Beach's Hickory High, a school both B.J. and Justin Upton attended in their underclass days, but he didn't burst onto the national scene until his sophomore season in college, when he hit .364-12-56 with 19 steals and tied for the Colonial Athletic Association lead with 24 doubles. Those numbers might have been inflated by VCU's playing in a city park that measured 325 feet down the lines and 375 to center field, but he backed them up by ranking ninth in the Cape Cod League last summer with a .303 average, adding seven doubles. Sizemore slipped to .300-5-34 with 14 doubles this year as VCU moved back to its regular home park, The Diamond, which is also home to the Triple-A Richmond Braves. Sizemore pressed early and got caught in the trap of trying to hit for power, when what scouts always have liked about him was a quick, short swing, his gap approach with occasional power, and the ability to make adjustments. He shows a good eye at the plate with an even walk-strikeout ratio this year. Sizemore is an instinctive player who rates as average defensively. His arm is a plus and he shows at least average hands, but he needs to improve his footwork and range and could eventually move to third base. Some team should like Sizemore's bat enough to grab him in the first five rounds, in spite of a disappointing junior season.
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