• Full name Cedric Scott Hunter
  • Born 03/10/1988 in Decatur, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Martin Luther King
  • Debut 03/31/2011
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (93rd overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2006 (signed for $415,000).
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    In a draft bereft of polished hitters, Hunter is a commodity. He has proven his mettle while playing in the East Cobb summer league program in suburban Atlanta, and made a positive impression in 2005 when he held his own against Kyle Drabek, showing the ability to make adjustments at the plate. He plays with zeal and a quiet confidence scouts love. Hunter has a high leg kick that serves as his trigger, but he gets it down in time and loads his hands well in the process. He has a good feel for the strike zone and can lash line drives to all fields. His power isn't overwhelming, but he makes enough hard contact to project to hit 15-20 home runs annually in the big leagues. He has a slight loop in his swing and a slight uppercut, but nothing that draws significant concern. He doesn't run well enough to handle center field, though his range is average and plays up because of good instincts. His arm is slightly below-average. It's not clear he'll have enough power to profile as a corner outfielder, but scouts aren't likely to watch his bat slip past the top four rounds.

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  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the San Diego Padres in 2009
  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the San Diego Padres in 2007

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