Drafted: 1st Round, 31st Overall 2011 First-Year Player Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays out of Louisiana State University.
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- MLB.com Draft Scouting Video
From MLB.com Draft Scouting Report:
"LSU's center fielder is having a very good offensive season in a down year for college hitters, as others have struggled with the move to the new bats. Mahtook, as they say, wears the uniform well, with a an excellent baseball body. He's got very good bat speed and with good mechanics and looks like he should be an above-average hitter at the next level. He hits to all fields, with his power -- which should be Major League average -- coming mostly to the pull side. He'll overswing at times, though that may be more due to his aggressive style than his lack of approach at the plate. Mahtook is an average runner, better under way, but he's a very good baserunner overall. Defensively, he's got the ability to play anywhere in the outfield. His arm is fringy average, but it's fairly accurate, and his all-out play and good instincts allow his average range to play up. If he can stay in center, his offensive potential at that premium position looks that more enticing. Regardless of his defensive home, Mahtook is likely to be gone before the first round is over."Videos:
- June 6/2011: Rays select Mikie Mahtook and Jake Hager in First Round, Press Release @ MLB.com.