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Joe Dunand

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Joe Dunand
Name: Joseph Alexander Dunand
Born: Sep 20, 1995 in Miami, Fla. USA
High School: Gulliver Prep, Coral Gables, Fla.
College: North Carolina State
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (51st overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2017 (signed for $1,200,000)
The nephew of Alex Rodriguez, Dunand has been a three-year starter at N.C. State, playing third base as a freshman and shortstop the next two seasons. He fits better at third long term, as his 6-foot-2, 205-pound frame lacks the range for short. However, his soft hands and above-average arm should make him a fine defender at the hot corner. Dunand got off to a poor offensive start, expanding his strike zone and getting pull-happy, before rebounding late with a power surge, finishing the regular season with 16 homers albeit with a .284 batting average. Dunand's plus power grades above his hitting ability, but his power and defense do profile well at third base. He's either a low-energy player or has a pro approach, depending on how each scout interpreted his demeanor. He could go out as high as the third round.
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