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Angelo Songco (Photo: Scott Cunningham)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Angelo Songco
Position:Outfield
School:Loyola Marymount
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Birthdate:9/9/88
Height:6'1"
Weight:195 lbs.
Bats:Left
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):5/1-5/3/09
Game(s):San Diego


Focus Area
Comments
Hitting ability:Songco has an uphill swing and while he will show good discipline at times, a new leg kick has caused him to swing and miss more when he doesn't get his foot down.
Power:He's got big-time legitimate power to all fields.
Running speed:Some added weight has made him below-average.
Base running:It won't really be a part of his game.
Arm strength:He's gone a little backwards this year, as his arm seems to have gotten weaker.
Fielding:He's an average fielder, at best, and likely will be relegated to left field.
Range:The lack of speed limits his range.
Physical Description:Songco is a strong, thick outfielder, kind of like Shin-Soo Choo in terms of body type.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Big-time power to all fields, good makeup, plays the game the right way.
Weaknesses:You'll have to live with a fair amount of strikeouts, even if the leg kick is removed. He's limited defensively.
Summary: Every Draft class has at least a few pure power hitters in it, usually from the college ranks. Songco fits the description, with plus power to all fields. He's willing to take a walk, but he'll also carry the bat back to the dugout quite a bit. He's likely going to be stuck in left field as a pro as his defensive skill set wouldn't allow another place. That's OK, because the bat should play wherever he is stationed defensively. That kind of pop usually doesn't last too long on Draft day.