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Prospect Profile: Kevin Deaton, P

Deaton missed most of 2006 with injuries.

In most cases, it is hard for men who are 6'5'', 235 pounds to fly under the radar. And yet, when the Oakland A's signed minor league free agent Kevin Deaton earlier this winter, the transaction went almost unnoticed. Injuries have a funny way of cloaking great promise. However, if healthy, Deaton could be a surprise in the A's system next season. We have a profile inside.

Personal Info: Kevin Deaton, RHP, 6'5'', 235 Background Deaton, in many ways, is a mass of contradictions. Despite being a highly touted high school player, Deaton went undrafted in 2000, in large part because teams were scared off by Deaton's scholarship offer to be an offensive lineman for the University of Florida. While it isn't unheard of for high school football stars to turn down...

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