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Roger Kieschnick

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Roger Kieschnick
Name: Roger Keith Kieschnick
Born: Jan 21, 1987 in Dallas, Texas USA
College: Texas Tech
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (82nd overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2008 (signed for $525,000)
Coming off a summer during which he tied Pedro Alvarez for the Team USA lead with seven homers, Kieschnick had a shot to go in the first round, with his chances enhanced by a lack of quality college outfielders. But he hasn't delivered as much as hoped, chasing too many pitches out of the strike zone and batting just .300 entering the final week of the regular season--this after hitting .305 as a sophomore. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Kieschnick has above-average power to all fields, but until he shows more discipline, pitchers can exploit his aggressiveness. He's not one-dimensional, however, as he has solid-average speed and arm strength, making him a prototypical right fielder. His game and his build are reminiscent of his cousin, former Cubs first-round pick Brooks Kieschnick. Roger ranks as the top position player in Texas in a down year for the state, but he's more likely to go in the sandwich or second round now.
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