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Profile: Michael Ambort
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Name: Michael Ambort
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 215
Date of Birth: 4/23/85
School: Lamar Rank: 78
Ambort was one of the top college catchers expected to be available for the 2006 draft, but he missed most of the year after having Tommy John surgery. Known more for his powerful switch-hitting bat than for his prowess behind the plate, losing arm strength as a catcher may signal a position change in Ambort's future, and he may be used more as Lamar's designated hitter this spring than as their primary backstop. His arm was previously average, as were the rest of his defensive tools at best. At the plate he shows very good contact and power from both sides of the plate, and had a very good sophomore season batting .336 with 18 home runs. His bat obviously can make up for any other deficiencies, so a big year at the plate could lead to a fairly early selection come June.

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