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Jordan Westburg

#26 | 3B | OriolesBAL
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Jordan Westburg
Name: Jordan Cole Westburg
Born: Feb 18, 1999 in New Braunfels, TX
College: Mississippi State
High School: New Braunfels (Texas) HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 203 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (30th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2020 (signed for $2,365,500)
An impressive athlete with plus speed and plus raw power, Westburg has steadily improved as a hitter throughout his college career and had an exceptional summer in the Cape Cod League in 2019. In 25 games with Hyannis, Westburg hit .326/.385/.516 with four home runs and six doubles—enough to rank as the No. 4 prospect in the league. Westburg has been an aggressive hitter at times, with a tendency to strike out at a high clip, but he has made big strides in that department. After whiffing in 25 percent of his plate appearances as a freshman, Westburg cut that to 21 percent as a sophomore and then again to 18 percent through a small, 14-game sample in 2020. Still, scouts think he might wind up as more of a fringe-average hitter because of those concerns. While Westburg does have plus raw power, he’s never been able to fully tap into that during games, and his six home runs in 2019 were the most he’s managed in a season. He’s been more of a doubles and gap hitter. His 6-foot-3, 203-pound frame could add more weight and allow him to take a step forward in that area. Defensively, Westburg has a shot to stick at shortstop. He’s not the elite defender that scouts want to see at the position, but he’s quick, athletic and has a strong enough arm. Depending on the situation around him, he could likely handle the position, but a move to third base or second might be a better long-term fit. If a team thinks Westburg has a chance to be an average hitter, he could go in the back of the first round, with good supplemental tools to fall back on.
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