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J.C. Holt

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J.C. Holt
Name: John Curtis Holt
Born: Dec 8, 1982 in Alexandria, La. USA
College: Louisiana State
Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 175 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (101st overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2004 (signed for $380,000)
Teams looking for a speedy top-of-the-order hitter will be attracted to Holt. Though he's just 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds, he has enough strength to keep pitchers honest. Using an opposite-field approach, he won the Cape Cod League batting title at .388 last summer and was hitting .397 with an SEC-leading 66 runs through 58 games. Once he gets to first base, Holt is a basestealing threat with his plus-plus speed and stole 18 bases in 20 attempts. He won state high school titles in the 100 meters, 200 meters and triple jump, and he can go from the left side to first base in 4.05 seconds. He draws walks, and if he can show more patience he'll be a perfect leadoff man. Defensively, Holt has plus range but a below-average arm in center field. He played second base as a freshman and could get a look there as a pro.
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