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Rowdy Tellez

#11 | 1B/DH
Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers
Rowdy Tellez
Name: Ryan John Tellez
Born: Mar 16, 1995 in Elk Grove, CA
High School: Elk Grove (Calif.) HS
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 255 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 30th round (895th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013 (signed for $850,000)
Though his given name is Ryan, Tellez earned his nickname as a baby and it's fitting for the best lefthanded power bat in this year's class. He beat Clint Frazier in the Perfect Game National Showcase home run derby on the showcase circuit last summer and impressed scouts by hitting two home runs over the scoreboard at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif., in a preseason game this spring. But even with his prodigious power, Tellez isn't just a big lefthanded slugger. Scouts are also impressed with his feel for hitting. He has a patient approach at the plate and excellent hand-eye coordination, rarely swinging and missing. He keeps his hands back, tracks pitches well and drives offspeed pitches to the opposite field with ease. Tellez has worked hard to tighten up his body and moves well for a player 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds. He has played in the outfield this spring and has an average arm, but profiles as a solid first baseman. Tellez is committed to Southern California, but will be drafted high enough to forgo that commitment.
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