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Keenyn Walker

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Keenyn Walker
Name: Keenyn Tyler Walker
Born: Aug 12, 1990 in Salt Lake City, UT
Junior College: Central Arizona JC
High School: Judge Memorial HS, Salt Lake City
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (47th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2011 (signed for $795,000)
Walker was drafted in the 16th round out of high school in Utah in 2009 and last year at Central Arizona, in the 38th round. Scouts have always been intrigued by the 6-foot-3 switch-hitter with standout tools and impressive athleticism. The raw tools don't always translate on the baseball field, however, and he didn't even start regularly last year. This year is a different story. Walker has performed well with wood and he should get more than the $250,000 he reportedly turned down out of high school. Walker has more power from the right side, but his lefthanded swing is more pure. He's mostly a gap hitter with above-average speed, so he profiles as a good defensive center fielder. He has the speed to hit at the top of the order, but needs to cut down on his strikeouts. If he doesn't sign, Walker will head to Utah.
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