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Vince Faison

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Vince Faison
Name: Vincent LaRue Faison
Born: Jan 22, 1981 in Vidalia, Ga. USA
High School: Toombs County HS, Lyons, Ga.
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (20th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 1999 (signed for $1,415,000)
OF Vince Faison is the best athlete in the state. He has excellent tools and has been compared favorably to Corey Patterson, the third player drafted a year ago. Patterson is just more refined. Faison runs the 60 in 6.4 seconds, has an above-average arm and surprising pop. He has committed to Georgia as a defensive back, and that will give him leverage in his negotiations--especially if he is asked to forgo a football career. He would be a perfect pick for the Braves, who love talented-but-unfinished home-state players (see George Lombard). They don't pick until 82nd overall, though, and Faison should be long gone by then.
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