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Brian Friday

Brian Friday
Name: Brian David Friday
Born: Dec 16, 1985 in Houston, Texas USA
High School: Episcopal HS, Bellaire, Texas
College: Rice
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (98th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007 (signed for $355,500)
Friday went from hitting .256 with one homer as a freshman to a team-high .353 with nine home runs as a sophomore, helping lead Rice to a third-place finish at the 2006 College World Series. He hasn't hit with the same authority this spring, though he's doing a better job of controlling the strike zone. That will be key if he's going to be a leadoff or No. 2 hitter in pro ball, as will adding strength to his 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame. His plus speed, baserunning instincts and bunting ability are suited for the top of the order. Friday covers a lot of ground at shortstop and enhances his strong arm with a quick exchange. His lone defensive flaw is that he tends to sit back on grounders. He's not as physically imposing as Texas A&M's Brandon Hicks, but some area scouts believe in Friday's bat more than Hicks'.
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