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Aaron Shipman

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Aaron Shipman
Name: Aaron Lamont Shipman
Born: Jan 27, 1992 in Quitman, Ga. USA
High School: Brooks County HS, Quitman, Ga.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 175 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career1,019.250.369.3141
Drafted in the 3rd round (92nd overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2010 (signed for $500,000)
The "pop-up" player in Georgia this year shouldn't have been off the radar. Shipman comes from a baseball family, as his father Robert--a 10th-round pick in 1987 by the Tigers--is his high school coach and his brother Robert III is a freshman at Georgia. While his older brother is a slugging first baseman and baseclogger, Aaron Shipman is a fast-twitch athlete who compares favorably to anyone in Georgia's deep class of athletic center fielders. He just hasn't played in the East Cobb program as a south Georgia kid, but he was getting plenty of attention as the draft approached and could go in the second round. Shipman earns above-average grades from scouts in speed, throwing arm and future center field defense, though he could use some polish. His swing is perhaps just as exciting, as it's smooth and low-maintenance. Shipman also pitches and runs his fastball up to 91 mph, but he is a much better prospect in the field and doesn't figure to wind up at Mercer, his college commitment.
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