• Full name Colten Keith
  • Born 08/14/2001 in Zanesville, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 211 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Biloxi
  • Drafted in the 5th round (132nd overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2020 (signed for $500,000).
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    A 6-foot-3, 195-pound infielder, Keith made a name for himself as an underclassman and was named the Gatorade 2018-19 Mississippi Player of the Year after hitting .527 with eight home runs. Keith showed a knack for putting the barrel on the baseball last summer against the top pitchers in the 2020 class and scouts believe he has an impressive array of plus tools. He has plus raw power, is a plus runner and also has plus arm strength. He has gotten on the mound and throws in the low 90s, but he’s definitely a pro prospect as a hitter. A shortstop now, Keith might be forced to move to another position as he fills out his frame and gains strength. Some evaluators think he gets by defensively because of his natural athleticism and wonder if he has the hands for the position. Some scouts believe third base or an outfield position could be better fits, and he has the arm strength to hang at the hot corner or right field. Keith could be an average hitter, with good impact ability now and more on the way. He drives the ball hard to the opposite field and can easily pull the ball out of the park. Keith has an upright stance with some hand movement that prevents him from getting fully extended all the time, but when he does, he can do plenty of damage. His pure tool set fits in the second round or better but what a team thinks of his most likely defensive home and the quality of his hit tool will determine if he gets signed or makes it to campus at Arizona State.

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Career Transactions

  • Toledo Mud Hens activated 3B Colt Keith from the temporarily inactive list.
  • Toledo Mud Hens placed 3B Colt Keith on the temporarily inactive list.
  • 3B Colt Keith assigned to Toledo Mud Hens from Erie SeaWolves.
  • 3B Colt Keith assigned to Toledo Mud Hens from Erie SeaWolves.
  • 3B Colt Keith assigned to Erie SeaWolves.
  • 3B Colt Keith roster status changed by Detroit Tigers.
  • Detroit Tigers invited non-roster 3B Colt Keith to spring training.

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