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Lonnie Chisenhall

#5 | OF
Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Lonnie Chisenhall
Name: Lonnie David Chisenhall
Born: Oct 4, 1988 in Morehead City, N.C. USA
High School: West Carteret HS, Morehead City, N.C.
College: Pitt (N.C.) JC
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (29th overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2008 (signed for $1,100,000)
After being drafted out of high school in the 11th round of the 2006 draft, Chisenhall opted to attend South Carolina, where his ability to hit was quickly noticed. He was consistently placed third in a Gamecocks lineup filled with Reese Havens, Justin Smoak and James Darnell and was considered one of the top pure hitters in the country. However, at the beginning of conference play, Chisenhall was arrested and charged with larceny, leading to his immediate dismissal from the team. (He later pleaded guilty to grand larceny and burglary and was sentenced to six months' probation.) He resurfaced at Pitt, where he played this season, but makeup issues from his past still follow him. On the field, Chisenhall has rebuilt his reputation and is considered one of the best hitters in this draft class. He possesses a fluid flat swing and a bat path that stays in the zone, producing consistent line drive contact. His swing is not conducive to above-average power, but Chisenhall does have occasional juice. His defensive position is still a question mark. Offensively, he profiles best at second base, but scouts question whether he has the hands or range to stick in the middle of the diamond. Whichever team drafts him will do so for the belief in his bat and ability to overcome past transgressions.
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