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Draft 2008
Draft Central

Anthony Hewitt (Credit: Joseph Meehan)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Anthony Hewitt
School:Salisbury School (Conn.)
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Weight:195 lbs.
Report Date(s):04/26/08

Focus Area
Hitting Ability:Hewitt's swing has become much more efficient this spring, though he's still a little bit rigid in his approach.
Power:He has some big-time strength and projects to have good power in the future.
Running Speed:A power runner, he's got above-average speed.
Base running:He uses his speed well on the basepaths.
Arm Strength:He's got a strong arm, strong enough to play at short.
Fielding:Unlike his arm, the rest of his defensive game doesn't profile as a middle infielder. Most feel a move to center field makes sense.
Range:Due to his athleticsm, he'll make some plays, but he's not a natural shortstop.
Physical Description:Hewitt has a terrific athletic body and some big-time strength.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Tools galore and perhaps as much upside as anyone in the Draft class.
Weaknesses:He's a little raw, and hasn't faced stiff competition in the Northeast.
Summary:As the spring wore on, few players had more helium than Hewitt, a toolsy high school shortstop. He can run and should hit for power down the road. A terrific athlete with a good arm, most feel a move to the outfield is likely so he can just go out and develop his considerable offensive tools. As a Northeast kid, he's a little raw, but has shown good improvement this spring. His name had been climbing up charts everywhere and the only thing that could hold him back is signability due to a commitment to Vanderbilt.