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Draft 2008
Draft Central

Dominic de la Osa (Credit: Rob Carr/AP)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Dominic de la Osa
School:Vanderbilt University
School Type:College
Academic Class:Senior
Weight:205 lbs.
Report Date(s):02/22 - 02/24/08
Game(s):DeMarini Invitational

Focus Area
Hitting Ability:De la Osa is an average hitter with a pretty short swing.
Power:He has good power to all fields, grading out as a tick above average.
Running Speed:He's got pretty close to average speed.
Base running:He runs pretty well and can steal a base.
Arm Strength:He's got a fringy average arm from the outfield.
Fielding:He's not a bad corner outfielder.
Range:His somewhat limited range will keep him to a corner, but he might be OK in right field.
Physical Description:De la Osa is a strong, thick body type, kind of like Jonny Gomes.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:A compact swing that generates plenty of power to all fields.
Weaknesses:Defensively, he is somewhat limited to a corner, putting more pressure on his bat.
Summary:The senior was taken in the 10th round of the 2007 Draft by the Tigers, but chose to return to Vanderbilt for his senior season. He's very strong and has power to all fields with a fairly short swing. As an outfielder, he's limited to a corner. That puts more pressure on him to show he can hit. How he swings the bat will greatly determine his Draft status.