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Chad Huffman

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Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers
Chad Huffman
Name: Chad Daniel Huffman
Born: Apr 29, 1985 in Houston, Texas USA
High School: Elkins HS, Missouri City, Texas
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (53rd overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2006 (signed for $660,000)
Huffman is third of three brothers to double as college baseball and football players. Scott played linebacker and got a handful of at-bats at Rice, while Royce (now in Triple-A with the Astros) was a quarterback and infielder at Texas Christian. Chad has followed in Royce's footsteps in both sports for the Horned Frogs, and broke his school record for hits in a season as a freshman in 2004. A third-string quarterback, Chad appeals to baseball scouts solely for his bat. He should hit for average as a pro, and his power continues to develop. The question is what position he'll play. Though he has arm strength and athleticism, Huffman's footwork and range were lacking when he tried to play second base earlier this spring. Scouts aren't confident he can play third base, which would limit him to an outfield corner or first base--and require a lot more offense out of him than if he could handle second. His overall profile is similar to that of Royce, a 12th-round pick in 1999. Chad should go about seven rounds higher, and maybe as early as the third round to a team that believes he can adapt to the hot corner.
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