Yankees 2012 34th round draft pick: Eric Erickson

With their 34th round pick of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Eric Erickson, a 6-foot, 188-pound left handed pitcher out of the University of Miami.

Erickson is a sixth year grad student who is already 24-years-old. He was actually drafted out of high school by the Yankees, who he said was his favorite team growing up, in the 43rd round of the 2006 draft and then again by the Cubs in the 20th round of the 2009 draft. He’s pretty fortunate that he got another shot because he missed parts of three different seasons recovering from Tommy John Surgery.

Teammate of the Yankees 2nd round pick (94th overall), catcher Peter O’Brien. Erickson had a 2.88 ERA with 66 strikeouts and just 11 walks in 97 innings over 16 starts that got him on the Second Team All-ACC this year.

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One Response to Yankees 2012 34th round draft pick: Eric Erickson

  1. Ismael Quinones says:

    Good Luck Eric!
    You're a grad student so it seems you know your priorities and capabilities pretty well.

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