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Baron Radcliff

#22 | OF | PhilliesPHI
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Baron Radcliff
Name: Baron Keyton Radcliff
Born: Feb 9, 1999 in Lansing, MI
High School: Georgia Tech
College: Georgia Tech
High School: Norcross (Ga.) HS
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 239 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (146th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2020 (signed for $100,000)
If you lined up the players with the biggest raw power in the 2020 draft class, you wouldn’t list many before Radcliff. The son of former Royals minor leaguer Vic Radcliff and Ohio State women's basketball star Nikki Keyton, Radcliff is powerful, 6-foot-4, 228-pound outfielder with plus-plus raw power that wows scouts. He used that juice to hit 12 home runs in 2019 at Georgia Tech and had four doubles, two triples and three home runs in 16 games this spring before the season shut down. While Radcliff can impact a ball exceptionally well when he times it up, he struggles mightily to make consistent contact. After batting .180 with a 45 percent strikeout rate as a freshman, Radcliff raised his batting average into the .250's as a sophomore and junior but struck out in more than half of his at-bats in both years. Last summer in the Cape Cod League, Radcliff hit six home runs in 29 games but he managed just a .237/.318/.495 line with a 34-percent strikeout rate. The shortened season impacts Radcliff as much as any college prospect. He has the upside and tools to go as high as the second round, but he needed a strong full season of at-bats to prove he could make enough contact to justify a selection that high. Without that, teams will be skeptical he can be even a below-average hitter. Radcliff runs well in a straight line and has played center field, but he’s a better fit for a corner outfield spot.
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