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Steven Baron

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Steven Baron
Name: Steven Phillip Baron
Born: Dec 7, 1990 in Miami, Fla. USA
High School: Ferguson HS, Miami
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (33rd overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2009 (signed for $980,000)
Baron is the centerpiece of Duke's recruiting efforts and has strong academic motivation. He always was considered a defense-first catcher, and that's still the case, but he has made significant progress offensively, pushing him toward the front of a crowded, competitive Florida prep catcher crop. Defensively, Baron stands out, with some scouts rating his arm a 70 on the 20-80 scale. He's an above-average defender with a smooth transfer and good footwork. Baron made strides tightening up his body and getting in better shape from fall to the spring, and scouts noticed. He has holes in his swing and doesn't project to hit for a high average, but a .250-hitting Baron could hit 15 home runs. At worst, Baron's defense should get him to the majors, but to buy him out of Duke, a team will have to believe Baron has enough offensive upside to become a regular.
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