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Drew Vettleson

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Drew Vettleson
Name: Drew Gordon Vettleson
Born: Jul 19, 1991 in Boise, Idaho USA
High School: Central Kitsap HS, Silverdale, Wash.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (42nd overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2010 (signed for $845,000)
Vettleson has generated more publicity for being a rare switch-pitcher, but he's a pro prospect as an outfielder. He sits at 88-90 mph from the right side with a good curveball, but he's a better hitter--which says a lot. Vettleson has a quiet approach in the box and he's patient with good pitch recognition. His hand positioning is unique, as he starts with his hands letter-high and deep behind his rear leg. It's a simple swing and he's short to the ball, but it also causes stiffness in his lead arm, which could cause problems when he faces better velocity. It worked for him on the showcase circuit, as he was on fire against some of the country's best pitchers all summer. His swing is smooth and scouts believe he'll make adjustments to hit for average and power. He profiles as a corner outfielder with below-average speed, but has great instincts and makeup. Vettleson hasn't played against great high school competition and has been hard to see, as he's typically pitching, playing shortstop or playing center field lefthanded. Where he ends up going in the draft will likely hinge on how he does in predraft workouts.
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