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Danny Worth (Christian Petersen/Getty)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Danny Worth
Position:Shortstop
School:Pepperdine University
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Birthdate:09/30/85
Height:6'1"
Weight:165 lbs.
Bats:Right
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):04/17/07
Game(s):UCLA

Focus Area
Comments
Hitting Ability:While Worth is not known for his offensive ability, he has made a lot of improvement with the bat this year, doing a better job of using the whole field. He's a tough out who hits line droves gap-to-gap.
Power:He has no real power outside of the ability to spray line-drive doubles.
Running Speed:Worth is an average runner, at best.
Arm Strength:His arm strength is average, but he has an extremely quick exchange to make up for it.
Arm Accuracy:He has a very accurate arm.
Fielding:Worth is as sure-handed as they come. Any ball he gets to is an out.
Range:Worth doesn't have outstanding range, particularly in the hole, but he has tremendous instincts and cheats to that side to make up for it.
Physical Description:Worth fits the mold of a slender defensive-minded shortstop.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:His glove. Worth is a vacuum at short and might be the most sure-handed shortstop in the draft.
Weaknesses:While he's iimproved with the bat, it's definitely behind the glove. He'll never be more than a glove-first spray hitter.
Summary:College shortstops who can catch the ball are usually in high demand and often in short supply, so Worth should get plenthy of attention. He's very sure-handed and has tremendous defensive instincts. He's become a better hitter this year, with good plate discipline and a shorter swing that's allowed him to spray the ball to all fields. But it's his glove that will carry him.