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B.A. Vollmuth

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B.A. Vollmuth
Name: Bryan Anthony Vollmuth
Born: Dec 23, 1989 in Biloxi, Miss. USA
High School: Biloxi (Miss.) HS
College: Southern Mississippi
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (105th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2011 (signed for $304,200)
Vollmuth hit all of three home runs as a high school senior, so Southern Mississippi coaches were surprised when he stepped in as a freshman for injured team leader Brian Dozier and hit eight home runs in just 97 at-bats. He helped lead the Golden Eagles to their first College World Series bid, then bashed 20 homers as a sophomore. Vollmuth has battled the new bats and a hip injury in 2011, and moved off shortstop to the less-demanding third base. At 6-foot-4 and a listed 200 pounds, he may wind up outgrowing third and moving to a corner outfield spot--or first base if his below-average speed further deteriorates. With an accurate, above-average arm, that would waste of one of his better tools. Vollmuth still has looseness in his swing, and he has tremendous leverage. He's always going to swing and miss, but instincts and savvy have helped him improve his hitting ability over his college career. He has toned down an exaggerated leg kick, and while he remains streaky, he has gained consistency.
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