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Hunter Lockwood

Hunter Lockwood
Name: Hunter Austin Lockwood
Born: Sep 16, 1992 in Bedford, Texas USA
High School: Bell HS, Hurst, Texas
College: Weatherford (Texas) JC
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 11th round (338th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2013 (signed for $247,500)
Lockwood led Dallas Metroplex high schoolers with 17 homers in 2011, but his asking price dropped him to the Angels in the 17th round. He headed to Oklahoma and ranked second in the Big 12 Conference with 11 homers, then transferred to Weatherford because he wanted the opportunity to catch on an everyday basis. That didn't materialize, as he split time between catching and DH, and his scouting report remains unchanged: gifted power hitter, questionable backstop. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder offers bat speed and strength, projecting to have plus power. His righthanded swing can get lengthy at times and he has to prove he can hit good pitching after batting .249 with 66 strikeouts in 185 at-bats for the Sooners. Lockwood moves well and has a strong arm, yet he has a long transfer and stiff hands. He has looked rough in brief stints in right field as well. He had not committed to a four-year college, but several top programs were recruiting him.
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