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Alek Thomas

#9 | CF/DH
Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks
Alek Thomas
Name: Alek Thomas
Born: Apr 28, 2000 in Chicago, IL
High School: Mount Carmel HS, Chicago
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 175 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 2nd round (63rd overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2018 (signed for $1,200,000)
Thomas, the son of White Sox strength coach Allen Thomas, is a three-sport star who is committed to Texas Christian to play both baseball and football. He is an elite all-around athlete, but his professional future is on the diamond and he was the leading hitter for USA Baseball's gold-medal winning 18U National Team at last fall's World Cup. Listed at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, Thomas is well built and a well above-average runner. He produces above-average bat speed and has surprising power for a player his size, but his game is built more around his speed and ability to hit. He has the potential to be a plus hitter and makes good in-game adjustments, with a history of barreling up big-time velocity during the summer showcase circuit. Thomas' speed plays well in the outfield and he covers ground well in center field, but his arm is below-average and could be his worst tool. One of the best athletes in the class with a chance to hit and play a solid center field, Thomas could be among the first prep outfielders selected in June. There are teams and evaluators who question his future impact, however, and some aren't sure how much better they can project him.
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