2011 MLB Draft Grades: Mikie Mahtook Falls to Rays, When Will He Be in Tampa?
Mikie Mahtook, OF, Louisiana State
Mikie Mahtook is one of the elite position player prospects in this year’s draft.
Mahtook, originally drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 39th round of the 2008 draft, is a rare five-tool talent. He possesses good defensive instincts in the outfield. He covers centerfield well from gap to gap, and possesses a strong arm that has allowed him to shift to right field seamlessly throughout his college career.
Offensively, he has good bat speed and a tight swing radius that has allowed him to hit for power to all fields. He has improved his eye at the plate since choosing LSU over the Marlins in 2008, and led the Tigers in walks last season.
Mahtook hit .383 with a .709 slugging percentage this season. He also connected for 14 homers and swiped 29 bags.
Draft grade: A-
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