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Biographical Data
Player Name:Eric Eiland
Position:Outfielder
School:Lamar HS, Houston
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Birthdate:9/16/88
Height:6'1"
Weight:195 lbs.
Bats:Left
Throws:Left
Report Date(s):04/03/07
Game(s):Bellaire HS
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Hitting Ability:Eiland has excellent bat speed, but it doesn't always translate into results. His swing is a little rough, though he can put on a display during batting practice and is a pull-oriented, line-drive hitter.
Power:He does have power potential, though it's not as good a tool as his other skills.
Running Speed:Normally this is his best tool, but a hamstring injury has slowed him down some this season.
Base Running:When healthy, Eiland is a definite stolen-basse threat.
Arm Strength:Eiland has a Major League average arm.
Fielding:Normally, Eiland is a speedy center fielder who can really go get the ball. The hamstring injury, however, pushed him over to right in this game.
Range:When he's 100 percent, he covers a lot of ground, but he was a little limited at this time.
Physical Description:Eiland is a toolsy outfielder with a very athletic body.
Medical Update:Eiland was coming back from a hamstring injury that limited his speed and agility.
Strengths:Tools. Eiland is a potential five-tool player, with speed being No. 1 when he's healthy
Weaknesses:The raw skills are there, but there are questions whether they'll translate into actual hitting ability.
Summary:Eiland is a toolsy high school outfielder who really put himself on the map at the Area Code Games last year. His performance this year hasn't necessarily lived up to that impression, but his skills are still undeniable. A hamstring injury hampered him for part of the season, but when healthy, Eiland has the ability to use his speed on both sides of the ball. He's got great bat speed, which could lead to more power. How much people think he'll hit could determine his draft status.