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Tyler Townsend

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Tyler Townsend
Name: Tyler Pierson Townsend
Born: May 14, 1988 in Lewes, Del. USA
High School: Cape Henlopen HS, Lewes, Del.
College: Florida International
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Career823.272.340.49636
Drafted in the 3rd round (85th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2009 (signed for $417,600)
Among hitters who improved their cause this spring, the fastest riser was Florida International's Tyler Townsend, who had a monstrous performance, batting .434/.512/.858 with 24 home runs and 77 RBIs. He hit with wood last summer in an MVP performance in the Valley League, and FIU coach Turtle Thomas compares him favorably to Brad Hawpe, whom he coached at Louisiana State. Scouts agree that Townsend has a smooth lefthanded swing that should translate to wood. The debate comes in whether Townsend can hold down right field, as Hawpe has as a pro. More likely, Townsend will be a fringy left fielder or first baseman, as he's a below-average runner with average arm strength. Teams looking for college hitters with a track record of performance could take Townsend in the first five rounds.
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