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Mike Ohlman

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Mike Ohlman
Name: Michael Livingston Ohlman
Born: Dec 14, 1990 in Bradenton, Fla. USA
High School: Lakewood Ranch HS, Bradenton, Fla.
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 240 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 11th round (326th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2009 (signed for $995,000)
Yet another prep catcher from Florida, Ohlman started to get national attention last fall playing for North Carolina's "Dirtbags" travel team, which featured Tar Heel State prep stars Brian Goodwin and Wil Myers. Ohlman showed premium power potential in the summer and fall and was snapped up in the early signing period by Miami. He's tall for a catcher at 6-foot-4, and his slender 200-pound body doesn't seem suited to the position for the long-term, scouts worry. But he has shown excellent athletic ability, and he should be able to remain a catcher at least through college. He has excellent arm strength, but his receiving skills are less advanced than his Florida prep rivals. He has improved his skills behind the plate but has a long way to go in terms of blocking, framing pitches and learning other nuances behind the plate. He's tall so he has some holes in his swing but has a good feel for hitting and hand-eye coordination. His best tool is his raw power, which might be sufficient for a move to a corner. Ohlman should be athletic enough to give outfield a try if catching doesn't take. He could go in the fourth-to-sixth round range.
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