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Leon Byrd

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Leon Byrd
Name: Leon Andre Byrd
Born: Feb 27, 1994 in Houston, Texas USA
High School: Cypress Ranch HS, Cypress, Texas
College: Rice
Ht.: 5'7" / Wt.: 192 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 10th round (288th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2015 (signed for $30,000)
A 25th-round pick out of high school, Byrd has bounced between center field and shortstop at Rice, but it's tough to project him staying in the dirt as a pro due to his hard hands that help explain his 17 errors this season. He has an above-average arm and above-average speed that plays well in center. But Byrd's speed doesn't really play on the basepaths and he doesn't make enough contact. An extremely disappointing junior season (.242/.317/.335) adds to the questions about his bat.
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