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June 10, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Sox select Seth Schwindenhammer in the Fifth Round

With their second pick on day two of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft, their fifth round pick and pick number 168 overall, the Red Sox selected outfielder Seth Schwindenhammer out of Limestone Community High School in Bartonville, IL. The 6'2", 200-pound lefthanded hitter was rated the number 2 two-way player, the number 3 hitter and as having the number 8 fastball in the state of Illinois this year by Prep Baseball Report. He hit .427 with and 13 home runs 42 RBI in 2008, and he is considered a premier power prospect as a hitter. He also has a cannon for an arm, and can throw in the low 90's as a pitcher. He is committed to the University of Illinois.