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Prospect Profile: Brant Colamarino

Brant Colamarino, like Jeremy Brown, is famous right now for all the wrong reasons. Colamarino, the A's seventh round pick in the 2002 June Draft, was highlighted by <I>Moneyball</I> author Michael Lewis as an example of the A's willingness to ignore unathletic-looking body types when a player had demonstrated an ability to hit.

In the book, an anonymous A's minor league coach is quoted as saying that the pudgy "Colamarino has titties". However, former A's Assistant General Manager Paul DePodesta also describes Colamarino in book as a real sleeper talent. "No one in baseball will agree," DePodesta said, "but Colamarino might be the best hitter in the country." So, perhaps unfairly, Colamarino began his minor league career...

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