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Roscoe Crosby

Name: Roscoe Crosby
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Drafted in the 2nd round (53rd overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2001 (signed for $1,750,000)
Crosby is arguably the best outfielder in the draft and one of the top 10 overall prospects. He also happens to be arguably the best wide receiver entering college football and one of the top 10 overall recruits. He led Union High to consecutive state 3-A titles in 1999-2000, catching a combined 49 touchdown passes, and was named South Carolina's Mr. Football last fall. Though an elbow injury limited him to DH all spring, Crosby still will go high enough and be offered enough money to bypass Clemson. He runs a 6.7-second 60-yard dash and had a huge season with the bat, hitting .516 with 16 home runs. Crosby may not be quite as polished as those numbers would indicate because his level of competition wasn't the strongest, and some scouts question his swing. His power-speed combination is the best available in the draft. He moves well in center field and showed a decent arm before getting hurt while weightlifting, an injury that isn't considered serious. Teams were struggling to gauge the depth of his desire to play college football, a factor that could cause him to slide in the first round.
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