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Kevin Ross

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Kevin Ross
Name: Kevin Ronald Ross
Born: Sep 17, 1993 in Skokie, Ill. USA
High School: Niles West HS, Skokie, Ill.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 8th round (256th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012 (signed for $130,000)
Much like Charlie Tilson, Illinois' top high school prospect a year ago, Ross raised his profile with a strong showing at the Area Code Games. He won't land a $1.275 million bonus like Tilson did as a Cardinals second-round pick in 2011, but Ross could go as high as the fifth round because he's a signable prep player with athleticism and tools. Six-foot-1 and 195 pounds, Ross has a quick bat and the strength to provide plus raw power from the right side of the plate. He'll have to tone down his aggressive approach, as he gets pull-happy and takes a long stride. A shortstop in high school, Ross projects as a third baseman in college or pro ball because he has fringy speed and quickness. His above-average arm and soft hands should make him an asset at the hot corner. Ross may be fairly maxed out physically, but his present tools still profile well at third base. He has committed to Michigan.
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