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Will We Get To Know Ryan Barthelemy?

If you look toward Clearwater, you might see a player truly coming into his own. Clearwater is home to Ryan Barthelemy, a guy who came to the Phillies out of Florida State University with a big bat and big reputation. In his first two minor league seasons, the bat and reputation have been small. Now, as he approaches his 24th birthday, Barthelemy may have put it all together.

With the Phillies minor league system lacking in power potential, they were scouring the names for some offensive help that they could draft in the 2002 Draft. What they found was a big hitting first baseman out of Florida State University. Ryan Barthelemy also had the added attraction of being a left-handed hitter. In three seasons at FSU, Barthelemy hit .345 with 45 homeruns and 237 RBI. The...

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