Yankees 2012 12th round draft pick: Chris Breen

With their 12th pick (397th overall) of the 2012 MLB amateur draft, the Yankees selected Chris Breen, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound catcher out of Winter Springs High School in Florida.

A two sport athlete through most of high school, Breen quit playing football his senior year to focus on baseball and it paid off as he hit .492. He’s an advanced high school hitter in that his coach says he has no trouble with curveballs or breaking balls.¬†Said to be a vocal leader on the field, he has gained the trust of his coaches to the point where he will change their game plans for the pitchers on the fly during games, another rarity for high schoolers.

Breen is big and projectable. His defense is raw and he has good speed for a catcher. His best tool is hitting and he has good power potential.

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