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Rox add lefty bat in 11th round with outfielder Dwyer

The Rockies picked up their fifth left-handed bat of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft when they selected Florida Gulf Coast left fielder Sean Dwyer with their 11th-round pick.

Dwyer was a well-regarded prospect coming out of high school in 2010, and was drafted in the 15th round by the Padres. He chose to attend Florida Gulf Coast instead and has improved his production each year.

As a junior in 2013, Dwyer drove in 46 runs -- tied for the team lead -- while hitting .332 with six home runs and scoring 44 runs. He also led the Eagles with a .424 on-base percentage and a .512 slugging percentage.

Dwyer has a good approach at the plate, and his raw power is starting to show up in games. He has average speed, but uses it aggressively on the basepaths.

Dwyer played first base and left field in college. He profiles best as a corner outfielder, where he is a capable defender with an adequate arm. He did not commit a single error in 57 starts this year.

Ian McCue is an associate reporter for
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