Rich Poythress

HS Grad 2006
Age 30 and 5 mos
Age on 2006 Draft 18 and 9 mos
Position(s) 1B  
Ht/Wt 6-4, 230 lb
School  Greenbrier
Hometown  Grovetown, GA USA
Summer Team  Chain Baseball
Fall Team  Chain Baseball
MLB Draft 
Round 2 by Mariners in 2009
National Rank - Class of 2006
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Position - 1B
GA State Rank - Class of 2006
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Position - 1B

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2005 National Showcase   Jun 17, 2005
PG Grade: 9
Rich Poythress is a 2006 first baseman/third baseman from Grovetown, GA with a big strong frame at 6-4, 230 lbs. He ran the 60 in 7.41 and showed very good arm strength for a first baseman at 84 mph. He's a solid defensive first baseman with soft hands who can save his infielders errors on low throws. Poythress has played some third base in the past and with his arm strength and good mobility for his size can probably do a good job there in an emergency. Poythress's best tool is his power. He has a power hitter's approach in the box, with very good extension to his swing and lots of upper cut and lift to the ball. Poythress stays tall and gets good leverage and very good bat speed. He does have a tendency to pull off the ball like many young power hitters but this can be corrected with time and with his gaining confidence in his strength and ability. Poythress hit one ball up the middle that registered 98 mph off the bat and that's what scouts mean when they say that a ball jumps off the bat. Poythress has big tiime home run potential and his other tools and skills play very well. He is a good student off the field.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.41 sec
48.35% Rank
best 6.19  avg 7.40
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 6.19  avg 7.44
 (2006 class)
IF 84 mph
88.94% Rank
best 93  avg 77
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 93  avg 76
 (2006 class)
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