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J.T. Realmuto

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Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
J.T. Realmuto
Name: Jacob Tyler Realmuto
Born: Mar 18, 1991 in Midwest City, Okla. USA
High School: Albert HS, Midwest City, Okla.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (104th overall) by the Florida Marlins in 2010 (signed for $600,000)
Catcher/shortstop J.T. Realmuto set national high school records this spring with 88 hits and 119 RBIs. A 6-foot-1, 190-pound righthanded hitter, he has an unorthodox style at the plate. He has a wide stance and leans the bat behind his right arm, an approach that may not work against better pitching or with wood bats. He has good bat speed and the ball jumps off his bat. A quarterback who led Carl Albert High to the state 5-A football title in the fall, Realmuto has arm strength and good actions in the field. If he can stay behind the plate, that will enhance his value. His set-up makes it unclear how high he'll go in the draft, and if he doesn't turn pro he'll head to Oklahoma State. He's the nephew of Cowboys wrestling coach John Smith, who won two Olympic gold medals and has guided Oklahoma State to five national championships.
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