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Danny Worth

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Danny Worth
Name: Daniel Weston Worth
Born: Sep 30, 1985 in Northridge, Calif. USA
College: Pepperdine
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (91st overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2007 (signed for $378,000)
Worth's steady defense and improved bat has won over scouts this spring, as he worked his way into the discussion as one of the better middle infielders available out of college this spring in a down year for the position. A three-year starter for Pepperdine, Worth hit .344 with wood last summer in the Northwoods League and has continued to improve offensively this spring, posting career highs across the board and improving his plate discipline significantly. His swing's a bit stiff, but he has bat control and has shown the ability to drive the ball from gap to gap (he led the West Coast Conference in doubles last spring and ranked second this year), though his home run power is well-below-average. Defensively Worth shines with excellent footwork, natural instincts, sure hands and a strong arm. He makes all the routine plays and has the ability to make the big play from the hole. He's just an average runner, but his grit and reliability make him likely to be drafted in the first three rounds.
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