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Jun 06, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013   
  

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Keon Barnum
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(3/29/12): Keon Barnum first appeared at Perfect Game events as a 6-foot-4, 185-pound eighth grader playing for the Dawg Pound in the BCS 18U Florida qualifiers in May and June of 2008. Barnum is a year older than most of his peers in the 2012 class and was already 15 at that point, but an eighth grader competing against high school juniors and seniors is noteworthy regardless. He first gained the attention of the national scouting community that summer at the WWBA 18U National Championships, not only hitting clean up for the Dawg Pound, a team organized by former big league outfielder Reggie Williams, but by being a productive eighth grade cleanup hitter. Barnum has matured both physically and as a baseball player since those early days. He now measures in at a firm and muscled 6-foot-5, 225-pounds and is a deceptively good athlete for his size. He regularly runs the 60 in 7.0 to 7.1 seconds, and scouts often play with the idea of his moving to the outfield, which he occasionally has done in the past. Barnum has plus arm strength from any position, and although he has rarely pitched, there are reports of his touching 92-93 mph from the left side off the mound. But when you’re a 6-foot-5, 225-pound left handed hitter that looks like Ryan Howard, all anyone really cares about is your hitting ability. Barnum is the type of hitter who brings the entire ball park to a standstill when he’s taking batting practice or coming to the plate in a game. There is a palpable anticipation that something special might happen. The 2012 class has plenty of great hitters, some almost as big as Barnum, but I’ve noted that Barnum is the only one who has that physical presence to make everyone stop what they’re doing or saying and watch. Plus, the ball comes off Barnum’s wood bat with a sound that every baseball scout recognizes but that few hitters can duplicate. While Barnum’s loose, fast and extended swing produces some titanic batting practice bombs and makes the field look small at times, he has a somewhat different game approach. You don’t see the lift, length and extension as much against live pitching. Barnum has a very mature ability for a big power hitter to let the ball get deep, stay inside the ball and line the ball to the gaps. You rarely see him take the big swing-and-miss cut many similarly talented hitters of all ages will unleash (especially the aforementioned Ryan Howard), but you are likely to see Barnum square up on a 92 mph fastball and line the ball firmly over the shortstop’s head. He’s also a patient hitter who is used to being pitched to backwards and he will sometimes become a bit too patient and watch a mistake pitch in his wheelhouse go by unchallenged. The flip side of this is that scouts rarely get to see Barnum use his huge power in game situations. He hit .491-6-27 (26 walks) as a junior at King High School in Tampa and is hitting .390-3-8 (13 walks) this spring. The big hitters in the 2012 class – Carlos Correa, Jesse Winker, Trey Williams, Nick Williams, Joey Gallo, Albert Almora – all have had their signature events and multiple home run games on the national stage. Barnum has always performed well but hasn’t had that signature event or that one dominating performance that sticks out in scout’s minds and makes them go “wow.” That shouldn’t keep Barnum from being a top two round draft pick and maybe even a top 50 pick come June. Powerful left handed bats on 6-foot-5 athletes just don’t come around that often. That’s why everyone stops and watches Barnum at every opportunity.




Jun 29, 2012 - Jul 06, 2012   Dawg Pound
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Keon Barnum
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May 25, 2012 - May 28, 2012   Dawg Pound 18U
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-5 225   L/L

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Oct 20, 2011 - Oct 24, 2011   Royals Baseball Club
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-5 225   L/L

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Sep 16, 2011 - Sep 19, 2011   Dawg Pound
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-4 224   L/L

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Aug 14, 2011 - Aug 14, 2011   East
  

PETCO Park - San Diego, CA
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-4 224   L/L

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Aug 01, 2011 - Aug 04, 2011   
  

Joker Marchant Stadium - Lakeland, FL
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-4 224   L/L

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Jul 02, 2011 - Jul 08, 2011   Dawg Pound
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-4 224   L/L

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Jun 16, 2011 - Jun 19, 2011   1-Columbia Blue
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City of Palms Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-4 224   L/L

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Keon Barnum is a 2012 1B/OF with a 6-4 224 lb. frame from Tampa, FL who attends King HS. Bigger than list, physically imposing, extremely strong. Game changing power potential but has present hitting skills, sound game approach, good balance and controlled swing, can go gap to gap and drive outside pitches the other way, not afraid to let the ball get deep, good hand action, polished overall hitting actions. Type of hitter everyone in the park stops to watch when he's hitting. Deceptively good athlete, runs well, good actions at first base, plus arm strength. Ryan Howard type potential. Good student. Named to the Perfect Game All American Classic team.
PG Grade 10.0




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Keon Barnum Hitting 2011 National Showcase
Keon Barnum 1B 2011 National Showcase
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May 27, 2011 - May 30, 2011   Dawg Pound
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-4 224   L/L

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Oct 21, 2010 - Oct 25, 2010   Baseball U
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-5 225   L/L

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Sep 17, 2010 - Sep 20, 2010   Dawg Pound
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-5 225   L/L

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Jun 29, 2010 - Jul 05, 2010   Dawg Pound
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-4 220   L/L

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Jun 15, 2010 - Jun 16, 2010   Navy
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Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, FL
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-4 220   L/L

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Keon Barnum is a 2012 1B/OF with a 6-4 220 lb. frame from Tampa, FL who attends King. Barnum has a big, strong athletic build, moves well at 1B, strong arm. Outstanding bat, easy power, ball jumps hard off barrel, quick hands, very strong, excellent power potential, high level ceiling with the bat. Top level bat to follow very closely.
PG Grade 10.0




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Keon Barnum Hitting 2010 Jr National Showcase
Keon Barnum 60 2010 Jr National Showcase
Keon Barnum 1B 2010 Jr National Showcase
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Oct 22, 2009 - Oct 26, 2009   Akadema IN Yankees 18U
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-5 220   L/L

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Oct 09, 2009 - Oct 12, 2009   Florida Bombers Scout Team Blue
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-4 220   L/L

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Jun 30, 2009 - Jul 06, 2009   Dawg Pound
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-4 190   L/L

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May 22, 2009 - May 25, 2009   Dawg Pound
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Keon Barnum
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Sep 19, 2008 - Sep 21, 2008   Dawg Pound
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-4 190   L/L

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Jul 01, 2008 - Jul 07, 2008   Dawg Pound
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-4 190   L/L

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May 24, 2008 - May 26, 2008   Dawg Pound
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-4 190   L/L

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Jun 22, 2007 - Jun 24, 2007   Dawg Pound
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Keon Barnum
1B OF 6-4 190   L/L

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