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Aaron Bates

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Aaron Bates
Name: Aaron Bates
Born: Mar 10, 1984 in Manhattan, N.Y. USA
High School: Archbishop Mitty HS, San Jose
College: North Carolina State
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (83rd overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2006 (signed for $440,000)
Bates is a mature, polished hitter who could move quickly through the minor leagues. He does an excellent job of handling pitches on the outside part of the plate and is capable of crushing the ball to the opposite field. Bates projects as a hitter who will use the entire field while showing the power, strength and quickness to pull the ball at the next level. A .425 hitter as a sophomore, Bates has a good eye and excellent plate discipline, leading to 38 walks in his first 51 games this season. Some observers are concerned that his high leg kick can make his swing a little long and vulnerable to fastballs up and in. Defensively, Bates is steady with the leather at first base. He provides a big target, moves well and handles all types of throws. Bates has a pro body along with a professional makeup, which should see him off the draft board no later than the fourth round.
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