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Joe Panik

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Joe Panik
Name: Joseph Matthew Panik
Born: Oct 30, 1990 in Yonkers, N.Y. USA
High School: Jay HS, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
College: St John's
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (29th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2011 (signed for $1,116,000)
The phrase scouts use most often when describing Panik says a lot about the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder from Yonkers, N.Y.: "He's just a good baseball player who can hit." His bat is his only plus tool, but he plays the game the right way and makes the most of his ability. Panik thrived in the Cape Cod League last summer and was the circuit's No. 24 prospect after hitting .297 with eight doubles and two home runs for Yarmouth-Dennis. He manipulates the barrel well and has a short, compact lefthanded swing that generates gap power and consistent hard contact. Scouts rave about Panik's disciplined, polished approach and strike-zone awareness. He had labrum surgery after his freshman year, and he has difficulty with throws deep in the hole, but his hands work well. He profiles best as a bat-first second baseman, though he could play short in a pinch because of his instincts. A thin crop of college middle infielders puts Panik in prime position to get popped in the first few rounds.
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