Blake Tekotte

School: Miami (FL)

Class: Junior

Height: 5′11″

Weight: 180 lbs.

Bats: Left

Throws: Right

Pos: cf

Hometown: Columbia, MO

High School: Hickman HS

Previously Drafted: None

Year Team AB AVG OBP SLG XBH% ISO 2B+3B BB% K%
2006 Miami (FL) 199 .286 .367 .417 25% .131 10 8.8% 17.6%
2007 Miami (FL) 219 .333 .431 .479 33% .146 21 9.8% 13.5%

Honors:

  • 2008 Baseball America Preseason All American Third Team
  • 2006-7 ACC Honor Roll

Strengths:
Tekotte is the leadoff hitter for a stacked Hurricanes lineup whose top five hitters could sign pro contracts this summer. Tekotte is a true top of the lineup threat, working the count and exhibiting good plate discipline. When he gets a good pitch, he hits it with a fundamentally sound swing, staying back on breaking balls and keeping his hands in on fastballs inside. He has good bat speed and surprising power. He’s a force on the bases and in the field with his plus speed.

Weaknesses:
The biggest knock on Tekotte is his size. He’s only listed at 5-foot-11 and he’s overshadowed literally and figuratively by teammates Yonder Alonso, Dennis Raben and Jemile Weeks.  He also needs to tweak his swing.

The Future:
First three rounds.

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