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Joey Epperson

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Joey Epperson
Name: Joseph Walker Epperson
Born: Feb 17, 1991 in Lafayette, Calif. USA
College: UC Santa Barbara
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career94.245.330.3301
Drafted in the 13th round (387th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2014
Epperson's strong performance this spring will get him drafted as a 23-year-old fifth-year senior. He led the Gauchos in the triple-slash categories (.376/.483/.508) while hitting four homers and 12 doubles and stealing 15 bases in 18 tries. His best tool is his plus speed, and he has posted a pair of legitimate sub-6.6-second 60-yard dash times at scout days in the last two years. Epperson has split time between left field, third base and center field during his college career, but he lacks infield actions and will have to play outfield in pro ball--and he's still a below-average outfielder despite his speed. Epperson controls the strike zone well, drawing 28 walks while striking out just 16 times this year, and he has a knack for putting balls in play on the left side and legging out singles. He also has enough strength to occasionally hit mistakes out of the ballpark, but he lacks the power to profile in left, and his 35 arm is lacking.
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