Round 5, Pick 157, $307,800

Name: Matt Winaker

Position: OF

Age: 21 (11/29/1995)

B/T: L/L

HT/WT: 6’1″/195 lbs

Scouting Reports:

Baseball America #316

A former prep quarterback, Winaker had two modest seasons for Stanford before helping lead the Cardinal to a big finish and second place in the Pacific-12 Conference as a junior. He runs well enough for the outfield, but Stanford likes agile defenders at first base, and Winaker qualifies. He led the team with eight home runs after hitting just three in his first two seasons. He has some present strength in his 6-foot-1, 195-pound frame and controls the strike zone, with more walks (98) than strikeouts (81) in every college season. He hit a soft .270 in the Cape Cod League last summer, but his power improvement this spring stands out, especially considering all eight of his homers came in Pac-12 play.

Thoughts:

Underslot with intriguing power. Hate Stanford Bats though

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