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Landon Powell

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Landon Powell
Name: Landon Reed Powell
Born: Mar 19, 1982 in Raleigh, N.C. USA
High School: Apex (N.C.) HS
College: South Carolina
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 265 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (24th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2004 (signed for $1,000,000)
Powell has been a national story since he took the GED test and sneaked through the 2000 draft unnoticed as a high school junior. He ended up at South Carolina after no pro club signed him as a free agent. After struggling as a freshman (he enrolled in January, lost out on the starting job and rarely played), Powell has become a rock in South Carolina's lineup, catching nearly every day for consecutive College World Series teams. He got too big and soft last season, and clubs still fear his body could go south. Powell has firmed up this season with the help of a personal trainer and shown several above-average tools. He's had his best season at the plate, ranking among SEC leaders in batting, home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage. He's especially dangerous from the left side. His arm strength and accuracy are pluses, and he quickens his throws at times by throwing from his knees. He blocks balls well and has shown durability and leadership. Stats-savvy organizations are particularly high on him.
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