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Rick Hague

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Rick Hague
Name: Richard Michael Hague
Born: Sep 18, 1988 in Spring, Texas USA
High School: Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas
College: Rice
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (83rd overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2010 (signed for $430,200)
Teams targeted Hague as a likely first-round pick after his summer with Team USA, when he shifted from shortstop to third base in deference to Cal State Fullerton's Christian Colon, tied for the team lead in batting (.371) and was named the top hitter at the World Baseball Challenge. But he started the spring in an extended funk, hitting just .290 and committing 22 errors in his first 38 games, bottoming out with a four-error game against Texas A&M. Hague has been on fire since, going on a 41-for-89 (.461) tear with just one error in his next 20 contests. Hague has strong hands, an easy righthanded stroke and a good ability to use the opposite field at times. He swings and misses badly at others and falls into ruts when he tries to pull every pitch he sees. His power and speed are fringe-average, though he has good instincts on the bases and is a better runner under way. He has the arm strength to play shortstop or third base, but he lacks the range for short and doesn't have the true power for third. Scouts acknowledge that Hague has decent tools and love his makeup, but he doesn't profile well at any position because he doesn't have the quickness for second base or the offensive production for an outfield corner. Though his resurgence still could land him in the third round, his future position remains in doubt.
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