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Greyson Jenista

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Greyson Jenista
Name: Greyson Douglas Jenista
Born: Dec 7, 1996 in Lawrence, KS
College: Wichita State
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (49th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2018 (signed for $1,200,000)
Jenista led Wichita State in hitting during his first two years in college, but significantly raised his draft stock last summer after being named the MVP of the Cape Cod League with a .310/.391/.401 slash line and three home runs. He has big-time raw power--with some scouts describing it as plus-plus raw power--but he has struggled to get to it during games with a level bat path and a contact-oriented approach that''s seen him record just 11 extra-base hits through his first 35 games. He has a solid approach and has walked more than he''s struck out each year in the Atlantic Sun. Previously a first baseman for the Shockers, Jenista played center field during the Cape Cod League and then played the position for Wichita State for much of his junior season before returning to back to first base in April. At 6-foot-4, 220-pounds most scouts believe that Jenista will be a corner player at the next level, with a high-maintenance body. He currently runs well for his size and will show occasional above-average run times, but evaluators believe that will back up as he develops into a 40 or 45-grade runner. Jenista's track record with Wichita State and in the Cape Cod League is a strong one, and teams who believe he has untapped power potential might see him as a back of the first round caliber player, but his defensive future is a question and all of his value is tied up in the bat.
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