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Justin Maxwell

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Justin Maxwell
Name: Justin Adam Maxwell
Born: Nov 6, 1983 in Olney, Md. USA
High School: Sherwood HS, Sandy Spring, Md.
College: Maryland
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 4th round (114th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2005 (signed for $386,000)
Maxwell was a potential first-rounder entering the 2004 season coming off a breakthrough summer in the Cape Cod League. An imposing physical specimen, he offered solid tools across the board, with the possible exception of arm strength. But nothing has gone right since then and Maxwell has been dogged by a succession of injuries. He was hit by a pitch in a preseason intrasquad game last year and missed the season with a broken right forearm. After slipping to the 10th round, where he was picked by the Rangers, Maxwell went back to the Cape League to get his game back on track but broke a bone in his little finger when he was hit by a pitch, sidelining him for the summer. Bad luck struck again this spring when he broke the hamate bone in his hand while hitting a ball on the barrel of the bat seven game into the season. He was still wearing a soft cast on the even of the draft. Maxwell still should be an early-round pick, though teams are hesitant to take him in the first two rounds. Even though he graduates this year with a near-perfect 4.0 GPA in animal sciences, he has a year of eligibility remaining because he was granted a medical redshirt last year. He turned down a reported $390,000 a year ago, and he may want a similar bonus to sign this year--if not significantly more because he still believes he's a first-round talent. Scouts got a brief glimpse of Maxwell early in the year, when he hit .455-3-5, but the last time they got an extended look was the summer of 2003, when he showed sound hitting ability with loft in his swing and 6.6-second speed over 60 yards.
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