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2017 College Draft Profile: Pavin Smith

School: University of Virginia; Class: Junior Position: RHP; B/T: L/L Height: 6-2; Weight: 210 Previously Drafted: Colorado Rockies, 32nd round, 2014   Background: Just the latest bopper to come out of the University of Virginia, Smith’s following in the footsteps of Matt Thaiss, Mike Papi, and Derek Fisher as a saber-friendly (potential) first round selection. Smith, a well-built first baseman from Jupiter, Florida, is quickly…

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2017 College Draft Profile: Adam Haseley

School: University of Virginia; Class: Junior Position: OF/LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 6-1; Weight: 195 Previously Drafted: N/A   Background: Tucked away in the shadows of another two-way player, Louisville’s Brendan McKay, Haseley – nonetheless – is forcing people to take note of his work on both sides of the ball for the Cavaliers in 2017. As a true freshman three years ago, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound…

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2015 Draft Profile: Joe McCarthy

School: Virginia; Class: Junior Position: OF; B/T: L/L Height: 6-3; Weight: 215 Previously Drafted: N/A   Background: After back-to-back impressive seasons to open up his collegiate career, McCarthy, who batted a robust .336/.469/.453 during his freshman season and followed that up with a .301/.417/.449 mark a year later, has been sidelined – and subsequently disappointing…

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2015 Draft Profile: Nathan Kirby

School: Virginia; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 6-2; Weight: 185 Previously Drafted: N/A   Background: The recipient of the 2012 Virginia Player of the Year Award presented by Gatorade and ESPNHS, Kirby capped off a wildly successful prep career at James River by posting a 90-to-25 strikeout-to-walk ratio in just 56.2 innings of…

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2014 Draft Profile: Brandon Downes

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Virginia; Class: Junior Position: CF; B/T: R/R Height: 6-3; Weight: 200 pounds Previously Drafted: Boston Red Sox, 43rd round, 2011   Background: Further evidence that development trends just don’t hold: Downes, a former catcher-turned-center-fielder, hit .321/.419/.453 in limited action during his freshman season; he followed that up with…

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2014 Draft Profile: Mike Papi

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Virginia; Class: Junior Position: 1B/OF; B/T: L/R Height: 6-3; Weight: 210 pounds Previously Drafted: Los Angeles Angels, 30th round, 2011   Background: Perhaps the single most underrated bat in the entire draft, Papi acquitted himself nicely during his freshman season at Virginia, hitting .283/.395/.387 in part time action. But…