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Shane Costa

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Shane Costa
Name: Shane Jeremy Costa
Born: Dec 12, 1981 in Visalia, Calif. USA
High School: Golden West HS, Visalia, Calif.
College: Cal State Fullerton
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (42nd overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2003 (signed for $775,000)
Costa has an outside shot of going in the first round. He's a solid lefthanded college hitter, much like Tulane's Michael Aubrey and Rice's Vince Sinisi--both surefire first-rounders. Costa has a similar track record of success. He has played well for three years in college and had a solid tour of duty with Team USA last summer. He's been near the top of the Big West Conference in average, RBIs and stolen bases all season, but not home runs and the knock is that he hasn't shown consistent power--at least not in games. Though he shows plus power in batting practice, questions about his game power may knock him to the second round, especially because he plays a corner outfield position. He has center-field actions but has been primarily a right fielder throughout his career at Cal State Fullerton. Costa is a baseball rat and plays the game hard.
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