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Ka'ai Tom

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Ka'ai Tom
Name: Blaze Ka'ai Tom
Born: May 29, 1994 in Honolulu, Hawaii USA
College: Kentucky
Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2018270.222.325.3708
Career1,084.259.354.40422
Drafted in the 5th round (154th overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2015 (signed for $250,000)
A lefthanded hitter with a professional approach at the plate, Tom has hit everywhere he's played. But as a 5-foot-8 left fielder with the power to hit 5-10 home runs at most as a pro, he doesn't exactly profile. That's why Kentucky filmed workouts of Tom taking ground balls at second base, a position he has toyed with playing in the past. Tom has a long way to go to be a refined second baseman, but the Kentucky coaches note that Jason Kipnis tried a little second base during fall ball when he was a freshman at Kentucky and Tom shows as much promise at the position defensively as Kipnis did at a similar stage. Offensively, Tom has a simple lefthanded swing that has little extraneous movement. He is an above-average runner and an excellent basestealer who has stolen bases at an 85 percent clip in his two years at Kentucky.
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