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Blake Tekotte

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Blake Tekotte
Name: Blake Aaron Tekotte
Born: May 24, 1987 in Memphis, Tenn. USA
High School: Hickman HS, Columbia, Mo.
College: Miami
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (101st overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2008 (signed for $361,000)
Tekotte plays on a Miami team loaded with impact draft prospects, and he has taken full advantage of the increased exposure. He has been a spark plug for the Hurricanes all season hitting out of the leadoff spot and could fit the same role as a big leaguer. Hitting from the left side, Tekotte puts pressure on the defense with his above-average speed and ability to put the ball in play. He also steals bases--more than 20 this season--and has shown occasional power this spring. Tekotte will also benefit from this being a draft low on college outfielders. He is an above-average college center fielder, and could be average there in the pros despite his below-average arm strength. Tekotte performed well in the Cape Cod League last summer, hitting .256 for Brewster in 43 games. He was subsequently named to the Cape Cod all-star team and earned all-league honors following the season. Tekotte has a good chance to hit for average at the major league level but will most likely be a gap-to-gap hitter with below-average power. His lack of power might leave his bat a bit shy for an everyday regular, and he could settle in as a fourth outfielder.
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