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2012 MLB Draft: Cleveland Indians Select CF D'vone McClure With Pick No. 143

After selecting right-handed pitchers with their first two picks on the second day of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft, the Cleveland Indians selecting a center fielder with the No. 143 overall pick when they took D'vone McClure. McClure is a six-foot-three, 190 pound high school player out of Jacksonville Senior High School. He is a right-handed hitting, right-handed throwing multi-sport athlete who is praised for his physical abilities. Despite being a football star, he opted to accept a scholarship to play baseball at Arkansas. However, there is a feeling that he can be lured away from college to turn pro.

Here is his scouting profile on

An outstanding athlete who played football in high school but then gave up the gridiron to focus on the diamond and take a baseball scholarship to Arkansas. If he gets drafted as early as it seems he might, he may never be a Razorback. McClure has some tools, particularly with a bat in his hands. He has excellent bat speed and should grow into plenty of power as he matures. Whether he stays in center field remains to be seen, but he could have enough bat to profile just fine at an outfield corner spot.

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