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RC Prospect Report: Jamar Walton
Vital Statistics: Name: Jamar Walton Position: OF DOB: 01/05/1986 Height: 6'4" Weight: 195 Bats: Left Throws: Right RC 2008 Rank: 48 Background: Jamar Walton was selected by the Florida Marlins in the fourth round of the 2004 draft. At the time, Walton was being heavily recruited by colleges for basketball, football, and baseball, but he ultimately decided to sign a contract with the Marlins and head to Florida. Perhaps because he spent so much time playing sports other than baseball in high school, Walton was very raw, and he struggled to hit in both 2004 and 2005. He debuted in 2004 in the Gulf Coast League, where he hit just .238/.296/.294 with one home run in 143 at bats. Walton was unable to improve those numbers in 2005, however, and he put up similar numbers for the short season Class-A Jamestown Jammers. Injury struck Walton in 2006, when he got only...
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