• Full name Devin J. Ivany
  • Born 07/27/1982 in Plantation, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School South Florida
  • Drafted in the 6th round (174th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2004 (signed for $160,000).
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    Drafted in the ninth round out of high school as a shortstop, Ivany has spent most of his three years at South Florida behind the dish, with short stints in the outfield. He's an aggressive player, both at the plate and behind it. He started calling pitches and taking charge of games for the Bulls this season. His superior athletic ability also gives him good footwork and agility behind the plate. Reviews of his arm are mixed, and he'd thrown out 18 of 40 basestealers this season after nabbing 31 of 53 last year. His maturity, versatility and solid, line-drive swing have him projected to move in the third round. He hit .357 with five homers this spring, but not all scouts are convinced he'll hit nearly as well with wood.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Washington Nationals in 2008
  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Washington Nationals in 2007

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