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 Post subject: Round 17/Pick 524: OF Alexander Gregory
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:47 pm 
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Radford U (VA)

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Alex Gregory, Radford University OF


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Interesting Article about Gregory

"Second-year RU coach Joe Raccuia was similarly surprised. He knew some scouts liked Gregory more than others -- he's not a prototypical five-tool guy -- but Gregory showed he could hit for power last season when he belted 14 homers. That's typically the most important skill for a corner infielder or corner outfielder, where Gregory projects at the next level."

Just what I thought we could use. Power hitting OF.

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Wow big power in college

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/ ... gory.shtml

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http://www.ruhighlanders.com/news/2009/ ... 95828.aspx

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Gregory earned all-conference honors for the third time in his career, and is bidding to become the first player in Big South history to hit better than .400 in three straight seasons. A .405 hitter with nine homers, 38 RBIs and a .514 on-base clip entering the tournament, Gregory leads the conference in on-base percentage and fielding percentage (1.000). He’s in the league’s top five in batting average (2nd), slugging percentage (2nd – .649) and walks (4th – 34).


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College numbers are crazy.


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He's from White Plains


Power: 94
Speed: 9
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But then he does something a little different, something that helps explain how a lightly recruited prospect out of Northern Virginia has become one of only two players in Division I baseball to hit better than .400 in both 2007 and '08. Something that has him well on his way to reaching that coveted level again this year.

It's quite simple, really. Gregory sets the pitching machine to throw sliders just off the outside corner of the plate.

And then he watches them go by, over and over again, without swinging the bat.

"My freshman year, I struggled seeing breaking pitches," the senior first baseman explained. "Couldn't hit them very well. That was an adjustment I obviously needed to make, hitting in the middle of the order.

"So I worked with that. You have major things that you work on, I think, and freshman year, that was it: Hitting the breaking pitch."

These days, he's hitting everything. Fastballs, curveballs, change-ups. Everything.

Gregory is batting .419, tops on the team and among the leaders in the Big South Conference. With a strong final month, Gregory could become the first three-time batting champion in the conference's history.

He's a well-built player -- 6-foot-2, 210 pounds -- but one of Gregory's greatest strengths this year has been plate discipline. He's walked 20 times against only 12 strikeouts, a stark improvement from his first two seasons with the Highlanders.


http://www.roanoke.com/sports/mcfarling/wb/201316

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I'm not sure what kind of competition Mr. Gregory faces in the Big South, but those are some big time numbers.


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Sounds like he is going to MASH. 8)


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he hit .430 in 2007 and .408 in 2008

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Sounds like a hitting "weirdo" like Murphy, I see this guy being a surprise

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