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Brent Lillibridge

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Brent Lillibridge
Name: Brent Stuart Lillibridge
Born: Sep 18, 1983 in Everett, Wash. USA
High School: Jackson HS, Mill Creek, Wash.
College: Washington
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 4th round (121st overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2005 (signed for $262,500)
Like teammate Tim Lincecum, Lillibridge is undersized at 5-foot-11. But he is a complete package, capable of playing anywhere in the middle of the diamond. He saw significant time in center field his first two seasons, but has spent this season almost exclusively at shortstop. For some scouts, he profiles as a utilityman along the lines of Mark McLemore. He covers a lot of ground at shortstop and has a knack for making difficult plays. He has an above-average arm and above-average speed.Lillibridge has an extremely aggressive approach at the plate. He looks for fastballs early in the count, takes a big cut and has hit more than 30 homers in his career. But he also is plagued by poor pitch recognition. His inability to adjust to offspeed pitches makes him prone to strikeouts. He fanned 65 times in 2004 and led his team in that category again this year. Scouts say he must learn to cut down on his swing, especially with two strikes. Lillibridge has the gritty attitude needed to makeit in pro ball, and it's a tossup whether he or Lincecum will be the first college player drafted from Washington.
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