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Kyri Washington

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Kyri Washington
Name: Kyri Divonte Washington
Born: Jul 11, 1994 in Cullen, Va. USA
College: Longwood
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 23rd round (681st overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2015 (signed for $100,000)
Washington's tools are loud, but his floor is low, which prevents him from climbing significantly higher on this list. The Virginia native is built like a fullback, with wide shoulders and chiseled and sculpted body. The righthanded hitter has plus power, which comes from a back-elbow heavy swing that can sometimes cause him to lose balance and can push his bat out of the hitting zone early. This, coupled with Washington's raw approach and poor strike zone awareness, leads to severe swing-and-miss issues. He struck out in 28 percent of plate appearances this season. Still, Washington has improved from year-to-year, and he receives good marks for his makeup, giving him a chance to make adjustments and develop further at the plate. Washington has an average arm and is an average runner, though he has played mostly left field and profiles best there defensively. The team that takes Washington will likely be optimistic about his upside as a hitter, while those who are off on him do not believe his hit tool will develop enough for his power to play.
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