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Cord Sandberg

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Cord Sandberg
Name: Corder William Sandberg
Born: Jan 2, 1995 in Bradenton, Fla. USA
High School: Manatee HS, Bradenton, Fla.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 3rd round (89th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2013 (signed for $775,000)
Sandberg's timing is excellent. He's an athlete with size and power potential in a draft class where such players are in short supply. Crosscheckers who have seen both players compare Sandberg to Georgia prep outfielder Austin Meadows physically, and many of Sandberg's tools are on par with those of Meadows, who entered the year as the No. 1 prep player in the country. Sandberg has a quarterback's build at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, and he committed to Mississippi State for football after throwing for 2,674 yards and 35 touchdowns last season. The football commitment could complicate signability for Sandberg, but he's believed to want to play pro baseball. His father Chuck played at Florida and also played minor league baseball in the Red Sox system, though he also was a prep football coach for more than 20 years. Sandberg's two-sport history has curtailed his baseball experience, and it shows in his instincts and defense. He profiles best in left field but has a chance to stick in center if he learns better reads and jumps to go with his average speed. Sandberg shows plenty of strength and raw power as well as bat speed, and scouts credit him for making strides with his hitting approach this spring. He's expected to go out in the second or third round.
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