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Kyle Russell

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Kyle Russell
Name: Kyle Douglas Russell
Born: Jun 27, 1986 in Houston, Texas USA
College: Texas
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 3rd round (93rd overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008 (signed for $410,000)
Russell topped NCAA Division I with a school-record 28 homers in 2007, yet that wasn't enough to answer questions about his bat. His poor history with wood bats and his seven-figure asking price dropped him to the Cardinals in the fourth round. When the two sides couldn't come to an agreement, he returned for an up-and-down junior season. Russell hit one homer in March and 12 in April, and scouts still aren't sure his swing and approach will work with wood. He offers power to all fields, though he has been more pull-conscious this spring. He's a decent athlete with a right-field arm, but it's his bat that will have to carry him to the majors. Russell could get drafted in the same area he did a year ago, though it's unlikely anyone will match St. Louis' reported willingness to give him an $800,000 bonus.
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