Name: Nick McCoy
School level: SR
Already 23-years-old, Nick McCoy was selected out of the University of San Diego and is the oldest player the Yankees took in the entire 2010 draft. He’s signed and is likely going to Staten Island.
He sounds like a defensive specialist, at this point the Yankees have a ton of catching prospects so this seems more like an organizational pick than one they are hoping develops into a major leaguer. You need those guys in the system too. But hey, if Mike Piazza can have success in the majors any draft pick has potential to make it to the show. He’s already homered off of the Nationals Stephen Strasburg, not bad.
Here is what the University of San Diego‘s website said about him:
Senior catcher Nick McCoy was the 10th Torero drafted in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft, as he was taken in the 36th round by the New York Yankees. McCoy, earned a first-team All-WCC distinction for the Toreros this season after hitting .351 with 26 hits, three doubles, two home runs and 19 RBI in league games. Overall, McCoy hit .315 with 58 hits, nine doubles, four home runs and 35 RBI, while catching for one of the nation’s best pitching staffs. McCoy helped lead USD to three West Coast Conference championships in his five-year career and earn four trips to the NCAA Regionals.