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Ed Easley

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Ed Easley
Name: Edward M. Easley
Born: Dec 21, 1985 in Memphis, Tenn. USA
High School: Olive Branch (Miss.) HS
College: Mississippi State
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
Career2,622.260.337.36043
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (61st overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007 (signed for $531,000)
Easley was a second-team high school All-American out of Olive Branch, Miss., who has steadily become a reliable catcher with an offensive mindset. Though he has played third base and catcher during his college career, Easley's value lies in his ability to remain behind the plate. He's similar to 2006 Mississippi State draftee Chris Coughlan in that he makes consistent hard contact but doesn't have the type of power potential to profile as an everyday third baseman in the majors. He has a simple approach, using all fields and keeping his hands inside the ball effectively. He has plenty of bat speed and leverage in his swing to develop average power. His catch-and-throw skills are passable, but his arm isn't as strong as his statistics might suggest. He threw out a Southeastern Conference-high 22 runners this season, including nine in the Louisiana State series. He uses a quick release and easy exchange to his advantage. He's a solid-average runner. Easley will benefit from his reputation as a good college hitter in this draft, and might be taken as early as the second or third round.
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