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Ben Copeland

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Ben Copeland
Name: Benjamin Daniel Copeland
Born: Dec 17, 1983 in Bradford, Pa. USA
High School: Bradford (Pa.) HS
College: Pittsburgh
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 4th round (132nd overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2005 (signed for $227,000)
Copeland put himself on the map with a big 2004 season. He set Pitt school records with 63 runs and 37 stolen bases and enjoyed an all-star summer in the Cape Cod League. With the Northeast portion of the country almost devoid of premium position prospects this year, he got more exposure than he may have otherwise, but it may have worked against him in a series against St. John's when scouts saw him get overmatched by Craig Hansen and Anthony Varvaro, that school's premium arms. He struck out several times and went on to strike out 47 times in 219 at-bats--a high number for a leadoff hitter. Overall, he hit .384-9-47 with 29 stolen bases and broke his own school record with 65 runs. Copeland has a live, athletic body. He's not a burner, yet his best tool is his speed, which he uses instinctively on the bases and in center field. He didn't play baseball his senior year of high school because of an injury and has shown his greatest improvement in three years in college at the plate, driving balls to the gap and using the whole field. He has a line drive stroke with emerging power and hands that are quick to the ball. He projects as a third- or fourth-rounder.
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