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Sam Fuld

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Sam Fuld
Name: Samuel Babson Fuld
Born: Nov 20, 1981 in Durham, N.H. USA
High School: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.
College: Stanford
Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 10th round (306th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2004 (signed for $25,000)
Fuld does not grade out as a premium draft pick but could be selected in an early round because of his instinctive feel for the game in the field, on the bases and at the plate, and an uncanny knack to get the most out of his ability. Fuld's tools are all below-average. He's not particularly fast and doesn't have a strong arm, but rates as a premier defensive outfielder because he gets excellent jumps on balls and takes good angles. Despite a .274 average this year, he's an effective leadoff hitter because he's an outstanding bunter and has a knack for getting on base. He holds the Stanford career record for runs, and the College World Series record for career hits. He demonstrated his ability to hit with wood last summer when he batted .361 in the Cape Cod League, second in the league. His inability to hit with the same prowess this spring may knock him down marginally, but he's still expected to be one of the first seniors selected. Scouts say the only way he'll show improvement is by adding strength to his 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame.
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