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Michael Burgess (Aflac)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Michael Burgess
Position:Outfielder
School:Hillsborough High School, Tampa, Fla.
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Birthdate:10/20/88
Height:5'11"
Weight:200 lbs.
Bats:Left
Throws:Left
Report Date(s):03/7/07
Game(s):Leto High School
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Hitting Ability:Burgess always opens eyes in batting practice, but had problems with his swing in games early this season. He has outstanding bat speed and hand-eye coordination.
Power:In BP, Burgess shows tremendous raw power.
Running Speed:Burgess runs well enough for a player who profiles as a power hitter.
Arm Strength:Burgess has tremendous arm strength. He's been clocked over 90 mph from the mound.
Fielding:Burgess plays center in high school, but profiles as a right fielder, especially with that arm strength.
Range:He has OK range, but will be better once he moves to a corner outfield spot.
Physical Description:Burgess is short, compact and incredibly strong.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Plus bat speed and hand-eye coordination; power potential; arm strength.
Weaknesses:Burgess has a tough swing to evaluate and has struggled with it during the 2007 season, leaving some to wonder if he'll hit at the next level.
Summary:Burgess profiles as a future left-handed power-hitting corner outfielder. While he struggled with his swing early this season, his bat speed and hand-eye coordination will keep scouts intrigued. He can throw and field his position, but it's his bat that will carry him.