Dawson County alum Tucker Maxwell taken in MLB Draft by Phillies

Dawson County alum (Class of 2016) Tucker Maxwell, one of UGA’s finest stars this year on the diamond, was taken Wednesday afternoon in the 22nd round (660th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies.

Here is his scouting profile per MLB.com:

Maxwell is an Adam Engel type in the outfield — a strong center fielder who reacts quickly and is very fast. He has really good bat speed and easy power to all fields. A 6-foot, 180-pound left-handed hitter, Maxwell hit 10 home runs and stole 20 bases for Georgia in the regular season, then homered in the No. 4-ranked Bulldogs’ first two NCAA Regional games, both three-hit efforts. His biggest areas to work on are probably contact hitting (.250 batting average this season) and arm strength.

Maxwell just wrapped up his junior 2019 campaign batting .251 with 13 HR and 39 RBI. He stole 21 bases, had 34 walks, and scored 45 runs. As a sophomore in 2018, Maxwell hit .216 with 2 homers and 13 RBI, scoring 20 runs and racking up 10 stolen bases. His 2017 freshman season saw him bat .172 with 5 HR, 17 RBI, 23 R, 23 BB, and 5 SB.

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