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Draft Focus: Foster Griffin

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
David Rawnsley        
Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Every weekday leading up to the 2014 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.




Foster Griffin Perfect Game profile

Position:  LHP
Height:  6-5
Weight:  210
Bats/Throws:  R-L
Birthdate:  July 27, 1995
High School:  The First Academy
City, State:  Orlando, Fla.
Travel Team:  Orlando Scorpions
Commitment:  Mississippi
Projected Draft Round:  1

Scouts, and especially veteran scouts, consider projection to be a dangerous but often necessary evaluating tool, to be used sparingly and only with good reason. Project too much and you better start planning to work that new non-baseball job with your father-in-law. Don’t project enough and you won’t get to sign many young and talented prospects.

Florida high school lefthander Foster Griffin has had a text book progression of his talents and is a good lesson in understanding how many elements come together in a successful, low risk scouting projection.

Griffin has the athletic family background and genetics you want to see in a young prospect. His father, Fred, is a professional golfer, the director of the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf in Orlando and is recognized at one of the top golf instructors in the country. The younger Griffin not surprisingly plays golf in addition to baseball in high school.


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