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Draft 2008
Draft Central

Greg Miclat (Credit: AP)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Greg Miclat
Position:Shortstop
School:University of Virginia
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Birthdate:07/23/87
Height:5'9"
Weight:180 lbs.
Bats:Both
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):05/09/08
Game(s):North Carolina


Focus Area
Comments
Hitting Ability:Miclat is a slap hitter who goes the other way and does what he can to get on base.
Power:Not at all a part of his game.
Running Speed:A little added lower-half strength has slowed him a touch, but he's still got above-average speed.
Base running:He is an outstanding base runner who is aggressive and has excellent instincts. He knows how to steal a base.
Arm Strength:He still has decent arm strength even though he's not 100 percent after shoulder surgery last year.
Fielding:He could play shortstop every day in a pinch, but profiles better as a utility guy. He's got good hands and quick feet.
Range:He's got pretty good range at short.
Physical Description:Miclat isn't the biggest guy in the world, kind of a Chuck Knoblauch-type infielder.
Medical Update:He had shoulder surgery a year ago. He's not at full strength, but there haven't been any problems with the shoulder injury-wise this season.
Strengths:Hard-nosed player, aggressive on the basepaths, good speed, sure-handed defensively.
Weaknesses:His size. He doesn't really profile as an everyday player at one position.
Summary:Outside of his speed and base running, Miclat isn't going to wow anyone with his tools. But he knows how to play the game and understands what he can do. A slap hitter who gets on base, he's a pesky top-of-the-order guy offensively. With the glove, he'd be OK at shortstop, but probably will make for a real good utility guy down the line who can play all over the infield and maybe even the outfield if needed.