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Jesse Franklin

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High School: Seattle Prep HS
College: Michigan
State: Mich.

Ht.: 6'1"
Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: L
Throws: L
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Scouting Report

A three-sport athlete, Franklin played football and basketball at Seattle Prep--the same school that produced Wake Forest's Stuart Fairchild--and he's committed to Michigan to play baseball. He's raw, particularly as a hitter. Scouts have to be excited by other tools, and Franklin has them, including above-average speed (better in workouts) to go with a physical 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame. He has the physicality and strength to hit for power if he can improve his feel for hitting. Franklin batted .557 this spring, but he faced inferior competition and the swing and miss to his game alarms some scouts. Franklin needs reps at the plate and defensively, where he may fit best in left field.

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