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Tim Battle

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Tim Battle
Name: Timothy D. Battle
Born: Sep 10, 1985 in Riverdale, Ga. USA
High School: McIntosh HS, Peachtree City, Ga.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (94th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2003 (signed for $425,000)
Battle is an ultimate high-risk, high-reward player. Some scouts think he's a better athlete than Florida high schooler Lastings Milledge, and that makes it unlikely Battle will make it to the second round. He has an electric body (6-foot-1, 185 pounds), plus-plus speed and power and has thrown 90 mph off the mound. The downside is that he has come out of nowhere and hasn't faced quality competition. He tends to lunge at pitches and might get eaten up when he sees good breaking balls for the first time. Battle is so raw that he might need two years in Rookie ball. He's unable to get into a four-year school, so signability won't be a factor.
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