Name: Jaycob Brugman
School level: HS
In keeping with the late draft trend of selecting a lot of outfielders the Yankees took high schooler Jaycob Brugman in the 39th round of the draft.
Here is what the Brigham Young Athletics website said about him:
Fellow Arizonan Jaycob Brugman, a left-handed pitcher/outfielder, from Deseret Vista Thunder High in Phoenix is the most honored of the signees. He is first team all-state and was Player-of-the-Year for the Central Region, played in the Area Code Games, was rated by Rivals.com on ArizonaVarsity.com as the state’s No.1 baseball prospect for the Class of 2010, and was recruited by Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon and Utah.
Throws left and bats left for legendary coach Stan Luketich. Participated in the Tournament of Stars in Cary, N.C. Also participated in the Area Code Games. Arizona Baseball Coaches Association 5A first team All-State… Arizona Republic 5A first team All-State… All-East Valley Tribune first team. Player-of-the-Year 5A I Central Region. Batted .508, 59 runs, 60 hits, 49 RBI, 7 doubles, 4 triples, 15 home runs, 16 walks, 9 hit by pitches, on base percentage of .582 and a slugging percentage of 1.017. His 2008 honors and stats were first team All-Central Region, with a batting average of .461, 35 hits, 33 runs, 24 RBI, 8 doubles, 9 home runs, 12 walks, 4 hit by pitches, 9 stolen bases, an on base percentage of .548, and a slugging percentage of .921.
Coach Law says: “Jaycob has tremendous tools and has a great ceiling on how good he can become. He is fast with a strong arm and has great power from the left hand side of the plate. He fits the style of offense we try to play with in speed and effort. He is a great player and will represent our school in a positive way.”