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Josh Elander

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Josh Elander
Name: Joshua Lucas Elander
Born: Mar 19, 1991 in Round Rock, Texas USA
High School: Round Rock (Texas) HS
College: Texas Christian
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 6th round (209th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2012 (signed for $166,700)
Pressed into catching duty with Team USA last summer after playing sporadically behind the plate in his first two college seasons, Elander got the job done defensively. Combined with enthusiasm about his bat and makeup, it seemed to give him a chance to be a first-round pick. Scouts continue to believe in his offensive potential, and while they laud his work ethic, they doubt he'll be able to catch in pro ball. A 6-foot-1, 215-pound righthanded hitter, Elander is starting to tap into his plus raw power while maintaining his discipline at the plate. He has average arm strength and a quick release, and he had thrown out 36 percent of basestealers through mid-May. He moves well behind the plate, too, but he has hard hands that lead to receiving issues. More athletic than most catchers and close to an average runner, he probably could handle the outfield and played primarily right field as a freshman. He has enough bat to profile on an outfield corner and to get drafted around the third round.
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