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Matt Tuiasosopo

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Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves
Matt Tuiasosopo
Name: Matthew Petelu Tuiasosopo
Born: May 10, 1986 in Bellevue, WA
High School: Woodinville (Wash.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (93rd overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2004 (signed for $2,290,000)
Tuiasosopo comes from a celebrated football family and is a top quarterback recruit of the University of Washington. His father Manu was a defensive tackle in the NFL, and his oldest brother Marques is a quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. Brother Zach is Washington's starting fullback. His brothers were also top baseball prospects out of high school, though they never gave the sport more than a passing thought in college. Things may be different for the youngest Tuiasosopo brother, despite pressure to fulfill his football commitment. He has showed more interest in a baseball career, and scouts say his upside is higher in baseball than football, even though he has rarely focused on baseball. He could also be swayed to baseball by knee injuries that interrupted both his junior and senior prep football seasons. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Tuiasosopo is physical like his brothers, and has a chance to be a five-tool talent. His speed and arm strength are his most advanced tools. He also has excellent bat speed with power to all fields. He's the best pitcher and position player on his high school team and has the aptitude to play any position on the field. Scouts say he would probably start out as a shortstop, his primary position, and settle in at third base or right field down the road. Tuiasosopo has the talent to go late in the first round and would almost have to go in the top two or three rounds or risk being lost to football. Former Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, now a special assignment scout for the Yankees, has been among the droves of scouts to see Tuiasosopo play this spring.
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