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Draft Focus: Chris Ellis

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Frankie Piliere        
Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Chris Ellis Perfect Game profile

Position:  RHP
Height:  6-5
Weight:  205
Bats/Throws:  L-R
Birthdate:  Sept. 22, 1992
College:  Mississippi
Hometown:  Birmingham, Ala.
Previously Drafted:  Dodgers '11 (50)
Projected Draft Round:  1

It doesn’t come as a surprise when certain players are dubbed “sleepers” or as “flying under the radar”, as many of them come from less than traditional baseball hot-beds or have a more undervalued skill-set. Then, there are players like Ole Miss righthander, Chris Ellis that shouldn’t surprise anyone, but appears poised to do just that nonetheless.

There’s nothing sneaky about Ellis’ raw stuff, his delivery, or where he goes to school. And, he performed at a top notch level in the nation’s elite collegiate summer league on Cape Cod in 2013. But, nevertheless, Ellis has not yet received his full credit for being the potential first round selection that his ability clearly dictates that he may be.

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