Name: Dustin Hobbs
School level: JC
The Yankees drafted a RHP named Dustin Hobbs out of Yavapai College in the 21st round of the draft. I got a chance to interview him earlier this week and he told he has a high 80′s/low 90′s fastball and that his best pitch is his changeup, but that his cutter has the most movement to it. He also throws a curve, but said that pitch needs work.
He’s signed a letter of intent with the University of Utah, but it sounds like if the Yankees offer him a little bit of money that he would sign. He’s living in Las Vegas now, but is originally from Texas.
Baseball America doesn’t have anything written up on this kid. Here is a brief mention in one of his local papers:
Pitching ace Dustin Hobbs (12-3, 3.05 ERA) went in the 21st round (655th overall) to the New York Yankees.
Hobbs now has to choose between reporting to the Yankees organization or continuing on to the University of Utah, where he planned on playing the final two years of his college career.
“If he can get a nice signing bonus and a couple of years of school paid for by the club, I think Dustin’s ready to embark on a professional career,” YC coach Sky Smeltzer said.