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Matt Railey

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Matt Railey
Name: Matthew Gerrod Railey
Born: Mar 16, 1995 in Tallahassee, Fla. USA
High School: North Florida Christian HS, Tallahassee, Fla.
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 3rd round (89th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014 (signed for $600,000)
Railey teams with lefthander Carson Sands as one of the top high school teammate duos in the country, and both could gone by the end of the second round. Railey, who was the top hitter in game action at the Florida Diamond Club last fall, has continued to hit this spring. He has a pretty lefthanded swing that is quick, easy and short to the ball, and his bat is his carrying tool. His swing is geared toward producing hard line drives and power to the gaps. Scouts believe that he is best suited with that approach and not searching for power, which he has been prone to do. He has a strong, compact build at 5-foot-10, 192 pounds, and his strength gives him a chance for at least average power production. Railey posts plus times in the 60-yard dash, but his speed plays closer to average, though he is a better runner under way. Scouts question his speed and instincts in center field and believe he is better suited for a corner. He missed his sophomore season because of labrum surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, and his below-average throwing arm will likely limit him to left field. Railey has vision problems at night and struggles to pick up the ball at times, contributing to the scouting preference for him in left field. Scouts almost universally praise his bat, but some wonder if his power will play at a corner. Many of the high school prospects in north Florida are old for the class and Railey is already 19, which will make him draft-eligible after two years at hometown Florida State if he reaches campus.
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