Tampa Bay Rays Select Todd Glaesmann in Round Three

What I said a few days ago:

Todd Glaesmann, OF, HS (TX)

Another toolsy outfielder. Glaesmann was a two-sport star, which actually lead to a broken ankle that affected his season. He's got some speed, but his batting mechanics need work. He's pretty big though at 6'4", ~200 lbs.

I had him in the second though.

Perfect Game says:

Todd Glaesmann is a 2009 OF/3B/1B with a 6'4'', 205 lb. frame from Waco, TX who attends Midway HS. Glaesmann has a very strong, athletic build and is good in the outfield with excellent arm strength. His throws carry well with accuracy. He has quick hands at the plate and the ball comes off his bat in a hurry. He creates outstanding bat speed and makes hard barrel contact with good strength in swing. He has a MLB body, athletic ability and his bat really projects large. Todd is a good student and a very interesting 2009 draft prospect.

After a so-so performance on the showcase circuit last summer and surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament last fall, Glaesmann has exceeded expectations this spring. He has emerged as a potential five-tool talent and a possible second-round pick. He has a prototype 6-foot-4, 205-pound frame that should give him plenty of leverage for power, though he employs more of a line-drive approach at this point. Glaesmann has some obvious length to his swing, but he shows patience and should hit for average from the right side of the plate. He has solid speed and arm strength, with the possibility of sticking in center field and the tools to be a standout in right field should he move there down the road. A quality athlete, Glaesmann played quarterback and wide receiver in high school and played through the injury to his left (non-throwing) thumb. One area scout compared him to former Texas high school and college star Drew Stubbs, the eighth overall pick in the 2006 draft, with less athleticism but better baseball skills. Glaesmann has committed to Texas A&M.


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