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Mike Papi

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Mike Papi
Name: Michael Joseph Papi
Born: Sep 19, 1992 in Tunkhannock, Pa. USA
High School: Tunkhannock (Pa.) Area HS
College: Virginia
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (38th overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2014 (signed for $1,250,000)
The Angels drafted Papi in the 30th round out of a Pennsylvania high school in 2011 and Papi joined fellow Keystone State product Derek Fisher in the Cavs outfield as a freshman. He lost playing time due to back soreness and his own passivity at the plate, but earned a spot and then All-America recognition with a monster sophomore year, when he ranked second in the country with a .517 on-base percentage. Papi has retained his selectivity and had a streaky junior season, at times pressing when Fisher was injured and out of the lineup. His swing isn't as pure as Fisher's but he has present strength in his 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame. He had eight home runs, including four at Virginia's cavernous Davenport Field, and scouts give him plus power grades. He's a below-average runner and fringy athlete who has had some adventures in left field and may fit better at first base.
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