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Deon Stafford
Name: Deon Christopher Stafford
Born: Mar 17, 1996 in Marysville, PA
High School: St. Joseph's
Four-Year College: St. Joseph's
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 211 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
  AB AVG OBP SLG HR
Career 801 .251 .320 .398 21
Drafted in the 5th round (148th overall) by the Pittsburgh PiratesĀ in 2017 (signed for $315,000)
Stafford entered 2017 as the No. 1 prospect in the Atlantic 10 conference, thanks to a juggernaut sophomore season in which he hit a St. Joseph's record 18 home runs and slashed .395/.486/.702 en route to becoming the conference player of the year. He followed that up with a strong showing in the Cape Cod League, where he hit .283/.377/.509 with six home runs and ranked as the No. 11 prospect. This year as a junior, Stafford hasn't had quite that kind of production and scouts have seen him look overmatched with good velocity and pitches in on his hands. His slugging percentage is down, he's swinging and missing more often and his walks are up as pitchers have his 2016 season to scare them out of the zone. Behind the plate, he's athletic, but his arm is fringe-average at best and there's uncertainty about whether or not he can stick behind the dish. Given this year's draft class, Stafford is still one of the more exciting catchers simply because of his raw power and impressive season as a sophomore, but he didn't do much to solidify himself this season, only raising questions about his hit tool.
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