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Drew Swift

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Drew Swift
Name: Andrew Patrick Swift
Born: Feb 15, 1999 in Chandler, AZ
College: Arizona State
High School: Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 165 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 8th round (248th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2021 (signed for $125,000)
Swift has been a four-year starter at Arizona State, but because of the presence of 2020 supplemental first-round pick Alika Williams he did not get regular playing time at his natural shortstop position until this year. His defense at shortstop as well as the ability he’s shown at other positions, both in the infield and outfield, will give Swift plenty of supporters in draft rooms. He profiles best as a utilityplayer who with his outstanding makeup and consistency is expected to play above his tools. He’s a plus defender with an arm that is graded above-average to plus. He’s got the instincts, footwork and hands to remain a quality defender, and was named the Pac-12 defensive player of the year for the 2021 season. Swift will be a bottom-of-the-order hitter at the next level, but he really competes at the plate. He’s a contact hitter with well below-average power. He’s a scout’s dream and is very signable as he’s already graduated and isn’t likely to go back for a fifth collegiate season. His high floor, defense at a premium position, and gamer mentality will get him drafted in the top-10 rounds.
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