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Mike Kvasnicka

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Mike Kvasnicka
Name: Michael J. Kvasnicka
Born: Dec 7, 1988 in Lakeville, Minn. USA
High School: North HS, Lakeville, Minn.
College: Minnesota
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (33rd overall) by the Houston Astros in 2010 (signed for $936,000)
After catching sparingly in his first two seasons at Minnesota, Kvasnicka has seen semi-regular action behind the plate this spring while senior Kyle Knudson has recovered from offseason labrum surgery on both hips. Kvasnicka already was an attractive draft prospect as a 6-foot-2, 210-pound switch-hitter with a balanced stroke, good power potential and strike-zone discipline. Now his stock has jumped with the possibility that he could be a catcher rather than a right fielder. He has solid arm strength and accuracy, and he has the athleticism, hands and work ethic to become an average receiver. While he might have been a fourth-round pick as an outfielder, he now figures to go in the first two rounds as a catcher. If he winds up moving back to the outfield, he still has enough bat to reach the big leagues. Kvasnicka's father Jay was a Twins eighth-round pick in 1988--Minnesota drafted Mike in the 31st round out of high school--and reached Triple-A.
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