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Michael Katz

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Michael Katz
Name: Michael L. Katz
Born: Aug 6, 1992 in Falls Church, Va. USA
College: William & Mary
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 9th round (265th overall) by the New York Mets in 2014 (signed for $100,000)
Katz has powered William & Mary to a successful run that included its first-ever NCAA tournament victories in baseball in 2013 and a regular-season Colonial Athletic Association title in 2014. He does it with strength and power, with a 6-foot-3, 220-pound frame that helps him drive the ball consistently. He generates his power with a strength-oriented swing and ranked among the Division I leaders in doubles (24), home runs (14) and total bases (151) while leading in RBIs (72) entering the conference tournament. While several area scouts aren't convinced Katz will make enough contact against pro velocity to get to his power, he has polished his offensive approach and is aggressive when he gets a fastball to hit. He's likely limited to first base as a pro by his below-average speed and arm strength.
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