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Jeff Bianchi

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Jeff Bianchi
Name: Jeffrey Thomas Bianchi
Born: Oct 5, 1986 in Lancaster, Pa. USA
High School: Lampeter-Strasburg HS, Lampeter, Pa.
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (50th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2005 (signed for $690,000)
One area scout said that right now, Bianchi is a better pure player than Virginia shortstop Justin Upton, the No. 1 prospect in this year's draft. On the year, Bianchi hit .575-13-37 in just 61 at-bats. His tools don't profile nearly as well as Upton's but he's a true baseball grunt--a good, solid offensive shortstop with outstanding instincts who gets the most out of his ability. He runs the 60-yard dash in 6.7 seconds. His hands are quick to the ball and he has a line drive stroke, though limited power potential. He has quick hands for a middle infielder, but lacks the arm strength desired for shortstop and almost certainly will end up at second base. Bianchi's stock has risen rapidly this spring to a point where he's a now a third- or fourth-round talent, and he may need to go that high to justify buying him away from a scholarship to North Carolina State.
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