Tommy Bates

HS Grad 2007
Age 27 and 10 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 17 and 10 mos
Position(s) SS  2B, 3B
Ht/Wt 6-0, 170 lb
B/T R/R
School  Westminster Academy
Hometown  Lighthouse Point, FL USA
Summer Team 
Fall Team  Westminster Academy
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Florida - All Region Players 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
1217
Position - SS
NA
Athletic, very good MIF, plays hard
FL State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - SS
NA
GPA
4.1
SAT
--
ACT
--
College(s) interested in
Florida State 
Miami 
Ivy League 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
7.5
6/12/2006
Latest Showcase Report
2006 Academic Showcase   Jun 12, 2006
PG Grade: 7.5
Tommy Bates is a 2007 SS/2B/3B with a 6'0'', 170 lb. frame from Lighthouse Point FL, who attends Westminster Academy. He has a slender, wiry frame and developing strength. Bates moves very well on defense, with quick, gliding actions and good footwork. He shows soft hands to the ball but tends to field the ball off to the side whenever he can. He depends on his quick release as his arm strength is just playable at this point from the left side. Offensively, Bates is an effort hitter who takes an aggressive hack at the ball and generates some bat speed. His tends to collapse on his back side and hit from back on his heels but the ball jumps on contact and Bates' athletic ability enables him to square up on the ball more often than you would think he could. It's a raw all or nothing approach but it seems to work for Bates now, although he may have to make adjustments as the pitchers improve. Bates is an excellent student off the field.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.24 sec
6/12/2006
66.87% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
IF 75 mph
6/12/2006
36.99% Rank
best 94  avg 77
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 94  avg 76
 (2007 class)

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