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Harrison Bader

#22 | CF
New York Yankees New York Yankees
Harrison Bader
Name: Harrison Joseph Bader
Born: Jun 3, 1994 in Bronxville, NY
College: Florida
High School: Mann HS, Bronx, N.Y.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (100th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015 (signed for $400,000)
Originally committed to Maryland, Bader decommitted after coach Eric Bakich left for Michigan and wound up signing with the Gators. He stepped right into Florida's starting lineup as a freshman and led the team with a .312 batting average that season. He's been a key contributor ever since and has a strong track record at Florida, as he's hit better than .300 in all three years of his career. He has an aggressive approach at the plate but does a good job of putting the bat on the ball. He has wiry strength and has done a better job of getting to his power this spring. Going into the final weekend of the season, he had hit 12 home runs (five in SEC play), quadrupling his total from his first two seasons combined. He is a plus runner but doesn't always show that speed on the bases. Bader's speed plays better in the outfield and he has played center field for the Gators. He's in left field this year because sophomore Buddy Read may be the best defensive center fielder in the country, but Bader could fit in any outfield position as a professional. If he does stay in a corner, he'll need to prove his newfound power will translate to wood bats. If it does, he'll supply an intriguing power-speed combination.
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