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Jake Gautreau

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Jake Gautreau
Name: Jacob Nelson Gautreau
Born: Nov 14, 1979 in McAllen, Texas USA
High School: Memorial HS, McAllen, Texas
College: Tulane
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Career2,275.254.326.42581
Drafted in the 1st round (14th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2001 (signed for $1,875,000)
With Georgia Tech's Mark Teixeira sidelined for most of the spring, Gautreau emerged as arguably the best all-around hitter in college baseball. He entered NCAA tournament play as the Division I leader in RBIs (84) and the Conference USA leader in homers (20). He has passed the wood-bat test, hitting .348 with power as Team USA's first baseman last summer. That might be Gautreau's position as a pro as well, though Tulane coaches can't figure out why scouts knock his third-base defense. He lacks speed, but he has the hands and arm for the hot corner. The two-time Conference USA player of the year could go in the first five picks, but he's more likely to be a mid-first-rounder.
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