Yankees 2012 32nd round draft pick: Garrett Cannizaro

With their 32nd round draft pick of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Garrett Cannizaro, a 6-foot, 180-pound shortstop and junior out of Tulane.

The 21-year-old Cannizaro actually played third base this season, but the Yankees are moving him back to the position he played as a freshman and sophomore. He hit .305/.378/.420 with four home runs and six stolen bases in 55 games this season.

He is the brother of former Yankee prospect Andy Cannizaro, who is actually a scout for the Yankees. Before the draft Garrett told his brother not to draft him, but he did anyway. Now it sounds like he’s leaning on going back to school.

“I’m thinking about school right now,” Cannizaro told Tammy Nunez of The Times-Picayune.

“Three years ago when he took this scouting job and before this draft I told him not to draft me. I don’t want to be drafted by my own brother,” Cannizaro said. “Not as a bad thing but I just wanted to do this on my own. When I saw my name to call by the Yankees I smiled. Right after I got drafted I got called by the Yankees in basically they told me that I was a good player and that I deserve to be drafted in this draft. This draft worked out crazy for everybody and somewhere along the line my signability became an issue for several teams and was just not going to happen the way I wanted it to happen.”

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One Response to Yankees 2012 32nd round draft pick: Garrett Cannizaro

  1. Ismael Quinones says:

    I agree with Garrett, it's better to make it on your own. The Yankees should not have taken him.

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