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Nick Weglarz

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Nick Weglarz
Name: Nicholas E. Weglarz
Born: Dec 16, 1987 in Stevensville, Ontario Canada
High School: Lakeshore Catholic HS, Port Colborne, Ontario
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 240 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 3rd round (94th overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2005 (signed for $435,000)
The Braves drafted Canadian Scott Thorman with the 30th pick in 2000 because of his tremendous power potential, and the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Weglarz is the best power-hitting prospect Canada has produced since. He has long arms and generates good bat speed and leverage but has mechanical issues that will need to be corrected. Weglarz' bat will have to carry him because he's a below-average runner and limited to first base, though he's mobile around the bag and his arm plays well enough to allow him to play in the outfield on occasion. Scouts got their best chance to see him this spring when he made trips to Florida with Canada's junior national team and the Montreal-based ABC academy. He was not overly impressive the first time through but showcased his raw power the second time. He was also a member of Canada's junior national squad that trekked to the Dominican Republic for a series of exhibition games in mid-May. Weglarz is one of the youngest players in this year's draft. There is no clear consensus where he'll be drafted, but he should go somewhere between rounds three and five. He's the only Canadian attending school north of the border projected to go that early.
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