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Greg Golson

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Greg Golson
Name: Gregory Joseph Golson
Born: Sep 17, 1985 in Austin, Texas USA
High School: Connally HS, Austin
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (21st overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2004 (signed for $1,475,000)
Golson's package of five tools is as attractive as any in the draft, and there's really nothing he can't do. His most obvious tool is his top-of-the-line speed, which takes him from the right side of the plate to first base in as quick as 3.8 seconds. He has the bat speed and hand-eye coordination to hit for power and average. Defensively, both his range and arm are plus tools. Though Golson missed six games with a strained right hamstring and hasn't been at 100 percent for much of the spring, he still has performed well. He'll need to make some offensive adjustments as a pro, as his swing is more choppy than fluid, but scouts believe he'll be able to do so. He hit .515 this spring. Like Homer Bailey, Golson has signed with the University of Texas but will forego college after he gets picked in the first round.
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