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Blake Rutherford

#9 | OF | White SoxCWS
Winston-Salem Dash Winston-Salem Dash
Blake Rutherford
Name: Blake Rutherford
Born: May 2, 1997 in Simi Valley, Calif. USA
High School: Chaminade College Prep, Canoga Park, Calif.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2018447.293.345.4367
Career957.286.346.41612
Drafted in the 1st round (18th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2016 (signed for $3,282,000)
Rutherford has size, strength, athleticism and power potential for scouts to dream on, and would likely be the consensus top prep bat in the class if he had a more consistent spring or if he were a year younger. Rutherford turned 19 as the calendar turned to May, offering less projection than other prep outfielders, with a physically mature 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame. Scouts have to project on Rutherford's home run power; he's produced this spring after being the biggest bat last summer for USA Baseball's 18U team. However, he hasn't taken the next step with his power, at times trying too hard to pull and yank balls for power. When he stays with his approach, he's as impressive as any prep hitter in the class, with power to all fields, a line-drive swing path that covers the plate and the athleticism for center field. Some scouts see him as a potential power-hitting center fielder in the Jim Edmonds mold.
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