Yankees 2012 35th round draft pick: Kyle Farmer 1

With their 35th round draft pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Kyle Farmer, a 6-foot, 191-pound shortstop out of Georgia.

Farmer is a 21-year-old junior who hit .302/.337/.453 in 56 games this season and has a .313 average with 15 homers and 124 RBI in 160 career games at Georgia.. He’s also considered a great defensive player.

Unfortunately, he is not signing with the Yankees.

“I have made a decision and I do want to come back for my senior year,” Farmer told Roger Clarkson of the Athens Banner-Herald. “It was in my heart. My heart is with Georgia right now. I want to come back and win more games for the university. We’ve got a great freshman class coming in. We’ve got a great senior class. I want to come back and play with those guys and take this team to where it needs to be. I want to make the university proud.”

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One thought on “Yankees 2012 35th round draft pick: Kyle Farmer

  • Ismael Quinones

    Reads like he has Robert E. Lee itis!_Except this young player is in love with Georgia instead of Virginia.
    Take the money while you can. If you can't make it to the major leagues in 3-4 years return to college, attend Georgia Tech., study engineering and you'll be far wiser than General Lee.

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