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Javi Herrera

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Javi Herrera
Name: Javier Herrera
Born: Jan 8, 1981 in Hialeah, Fla. USA
High School: Gulliver Prep HS (Miami, Fla.)
College: Tennessee
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
Career1,634.239.336.35329
Drafted in the 2nd round (48th overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2003 (signed for $710,000)
While Pomeranz is a better prospect, Herrera could go before him in the draft--possibly in the supplemental first round--because of the expected emphasis on college players and the shortfall of catchers. He missed most of the 2002 season after breaking his right hamate bone and having arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder. Herrera's catch-and-throw skills are his strength, though he threw out just 20 percent of basestealers this year. He has some power and uses the entire field, but he never has been very productive at the plate. His bat will determine whether he'll become an everyday catcher in the big leagues.
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