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Scouting Mets Prospect #13: Matt Bouchard
Vital Statistics: Name: Matt Bouchard DOB: December 12, 1986 Height: 6'0" Weight: 185 Bats: Right Throws: Right Status: 11th Round Pick (2007) – Georgetown University If there is one prospect the Mets player development officials want to see more of on the diamond it is shortstop Matt Bouchard. The club felt it scored extremely good value when it selected Bouchard in the 11th round of the 2007 draft out of Georgetown, and viewed him as the best shortstop in the New York-Penn League during his first season. But Bouchard's season was knocked off course right out of Spring Training when he was assigned to Savannah. Geared up for a strong season, he suffered from a sports hernia but did his best to play through it. He managed to log 62 games with Savannah, but hit just .215 with three home runs with 20 RBI. "They say a sports hernia is a common injury now, but I had a big tear in my abdomen and had some muscles in my hip and upper quad that were injured as well. It progressively...
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