More than 100 shortstops were selected in the draft. There were a dozen switch-hitters selected who play shortstop - the most athletic position in baseball. Eight of those switch-hitters where out of high school, and only 4 switch-hitters selected played in college. Switch hitting is rare at the college level.
2017 DRAFT TRACKER
No switch-hitters were selected in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft.
One HS outfielder who can switch hit - Drew Waters - was selected in the second round.
Both sides now: Large's switch work pays off
Blue Jays' 5th-round pick's ambidextrous approach could be ticket to bigsBy Gregor Chisholm / MLB.com | @gregorMLB | June 15th, 2017
TORONTO -- Cullen Large's career as a switch-hitter began almost by accident. Messing around in the batting cage before a game led to some surprising results. Now it eventually could become his ticket to the big leagues.
Switch-hitting second baseman has struggled mightily as a lefty; club could create platoon