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Cubs select Tyler Colvin

A major reach, but in this weak draft, it may not make much difference.

Here's Baseball America's take

First Round Surprise
1:24 p.m.: In the biggest shock of the first half of the first round, the Cubs took a chance on the pro body of Tyler Colvin, the Clemson outfielder Baseball America ranked 170 on the Top 200 prospects. Colvin's stock had surged as Clemson won 21 of its last 22 games and stormed into super-regionals. Colvin, physical at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, had been rumored to go as high as 29 to the White Sox, but instead the crosstown Cubs took him. Colvin was having a career year and finally showing power as a junior. He hit below .290 his first two seasons, then hit .359-12-65 with a .622 slugging percentage in 2006. He also was 23-for-27 on stolen bases this season.
-- John Manuel

MLB says:

6'3"  190 L/L

"He has a good hitting approach, though sometimes he's too aggressive. He hasn't shown much power, but there's room for growth there. He has enough speed to possibly stay in center."

Good size and left handed.

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