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Dante Flores

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Dante Flores
Name: Dante Xavier Flores
Born: Apr 8, 1993 in Norwalk, Calif. USA
High School: St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, Calif.
College: Southern California
Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 160 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Career298.258.334.4307
Drafted in the 18th round (532nd overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2015
Flores ranked as the No. 148 prospect for the 2011 draft out of high school thanks to his sweet swing and feel for hitting, but he has regressed each year at USC, hitting .310 as a freshman, .256 as a sophomore and .236/.313/.348 as a junior this spring. He did perform in the Cape Cod League last summer, earning all-star honors and making a positive impression on scouts for his line-drive lefthanded bat, but he failed to carry that progress over to this spring. Still, some scouts can't shake the notion that Flores has a chance to hit; one expressed frustration that he "has the most beautiful swing in the country" but has not performed. Another suggested he is is an overthinker who tinkered too much with his setup and swing. He has become pull-happy and is susceptible to breaking balls away. Flores is undersized at 5-foot-10, 185 pounds, but he has some sneaky juice to the pull side, though he won't be a power hitter in pro ball. Defense is another issue; his actions work, but his range is lacking and he has battled the yips at times. Flores is a work in progress with some upside as a bat-first second baseman.
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