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Aaron Westlake

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Aaron Westlake
Name: Aaron James Westlake
Born: Dec 27, 1988 in Redding, Calif. USA
High School: Shasta HS, Redding, Calif.
College: Vanderbilt
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (106th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2011 (signed for $310,000)
At 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Westlake is physically ready for pro ball and was strong enough to have a strong season despite the powered-down bats in college baseball this season. He was forced to redshirt in 2008 due to a blood clotting issue, and he was drafted in the 22nd round as a sophomore last year. The Blue Jays followed him in the Cape Cod League, where he hit .292 with five homers. He had career-best numbers this spring for Vanderbilt as the team's offensive anchor, murdering mistakes, and his eight home runs in league games led the Southeastern Conference. He's patient and strong, generates solid bat speed and is an adequate defender. A gamer, he played catcher (albeit poorly) for an injury-ravaged Vandy team in 2009. He's 22, so he'll probably be pushed through the minors quickly.
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