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Matt Szczur

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Matt Szczur
Name: Matthew Szczur
Born: Jul 20, 1989 in Cape May, NJ
High School: Lower Cape May (N.J.) HS
High School: Villanova
Four-Year College: Villanova
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
  AB AVG OBP SLG HR
Career 2,967 .273 .342 .391 46
Drafted in the 5th round (160th overall) by the Chicago CubsĀ in 2010 (signed for $100,000)
A wide receiver for Villanova's football team, Szczur led the Wildcats to a Football Championship Subdivision national title last fall, earning MVP honors in the championship game after racking up 270 all-purpose yards. He is a legitimate NFL draft prospect as a receiver in the Wes Welker mold, which clouds his baseball signability, but he also could be drafted as early as the fifth round in baseball. Szczur is an electrifying athlete with true 80 speed on the 20-80 scouting scale. He is still learning to put his speed to use in the outfield--he arrived at Villanova as a catcher and has never concentrated on baseball full-time--and has played right field for the Wildcats, but he could become an adequate defender in center or left with work. His arm is well-below-average. Offensively, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Szczur has an unorthodox, slashy swing, but he has a knack for barreling up balls consistently, and he projects as an average hitter with below-average power. He has a patient approach, and he can use all fields and make adjustments from at-bat to at-bat. Scouts love Szczur's intensity on the field, and coaches rave about his work ethic and ability to learn. He also has special makeup off the field; days after hitting for the cycle on April 27, Szczur donated bone marrow to a 1-year-old girl with leukemia, sidelining him for the next three weeks.
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