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Jesse Berardi

#17 | SS | IndiansCLE
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Jesse Berardi
Name: Jesse Joseph Berardi
Born: Jan 13, 1996 in Commack, N.Y. USA
High School: Commack HS
College: St. John's
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 10th round (312th overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2017 (signed for $131,300)
The Phillies took a shot on Berardi out of high school, drafting him in the 40th round in 2014. Berardi opted to attend St. John's, and that decision appears to have paid off. After playing sparingly as a freshman, Berardi became a regular as a sophomore and has excelled as the Red Storm's shortstop in an otherwise poor college shortstop class. That's despite a foot injury that limited him to three games last summer and sidelined him throughout the fall. This spring, Berardi's offensive performance has demanded attention. He was batting .359 at the end of the regular season. He's a lefthanded hitter with average bat speed and a compact stroke. He keeps the barrel of the bat through the zone well and projects as a high-contact hitter at the next level. Berardi has very smooth hands at shortstop, and while he lacks the elite arm strength typically found at the position, his quick transfer and release allows his arm to play up. He is a near-average runner out of the batter's box but runs the bases well and his speed plays up when going first to third. Ultimately, his contact-oriented lefthanded bat and potential to be a utility defender could allow him to carve out a big league career.
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