AB 1461
AVG .239
OBP .33
SLG .385
HR 40
  • Full name Gabriel Jordan Gross
  • Born 10/21/1979 in Baltimore, MD
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Auburn
  • Debut 08/07/2004
  • Drafted in the 1st round (15th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2001 (signed for $1,865,000).
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    Gross made a big splash as a freshman--in two sports. He started six games at quarterback and hit safely in his first 19 games as an outfielder. He gave up football after his first season at Auburn and has blossomed into one of the best all-around college players in the nation. He took a step back in scouts' eyes last summer when he was cut from Team USA and opted not to play in the Cape Cod League, but he has won them back over. He's reminiscent of former Red Sox outfielder Mike Greenwell, though Gross has more power and is a better athlete. A career .376 hitter in college, he projects to hit 30 homers annually in the majors. He also has a strong arm and makeup. The only college outfielder who projects to be drafted ahead of him is Kent State's John VanBenschoten. Gross should go anywhere from 15th to 25th overall.

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