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Upton has great power potential

Analyzing the players taken in the first round of the draft.

Originally Published: June 7, 2005
Baseball America

An analysis of the first-round picks in Tuesday's amateur draft:

1. Diamondbacks: Justin Upton, ss, Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake, Va. Upton demonstrates excellent patience at the plate and a quick stroke. His well-defined and muscular upper body give a hint to his plus power potential, which he accompanies with equal amounts of speed. His 6.23-second time in the 60-yard dash at a Perfect Game showcase last year rates as the quickest in the scouting service's history. Upton moves well ...

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