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Michael Saunders

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Michael Saunders
Name: Michael Edward Brett Saunders
Born: Nov 19, 1986 in Victoria, British Columbia Canada
High School: Lambrick Park SS, Victoria, B.C.
College: Tallahassee (Fla.) JC
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 11th round (333rd overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2004
Saunders is a legitimate two-way prospect. He has a tall, athletic build with long arms and legs. On the mound, he has a loose, fluid arm action from a three-quarters slot and gets good extension over his front side. His fastball sits in the 88-91 mph range on a good downhill plane with late tail and sink, but his other pitches need work. He throws a curveball that he guides instead of letting it go, and slows his arm on his changeup. At the plate, he has an open, straightaway stance, and is a patient hitter with a fluid stroke that has a slight uppercut. The ball jumps from his bat and he projects to have above-average power. Defensively, he has above-average arm strength and a decent glove, but needs lots of ground balls to improve his fielding. He is a fringe-average runner who is better under way.
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