Yankees 2012 38th round draft pick: David Thompson

With their 38th round pick of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected David Thompson, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound outfielder out of Westminster Christian High School in Florida.

ESPNHS called this 18-year-old the state home run king of Florida. Some mock drafts actually had him go very high, but the fact that he’s a two sport recruit (he also plays football), he has already committed to the University of Miami, and his contract demands were supposed to be very high all caused him to slide way down in the draft.

It doesn’t seem like the Yankees are going to sign him, but they probably wouldn’t have drafted him had they thought they didn’t at least have a chance.

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4 Responses to Yankees 2012 38th round draft pick: David Thompson

  1. Jerry says:

    I found this highlight video on youTube about Thompson. Wow! http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AChog-TfoBsn

  2. Jorge says:

    His YouTube football videos are pretty amazing, too. I say there is no way he signs.

  3. Ismael Quinones says:

    Try baseball David that is where the money is for the player.
    Six foot one inch QB's are few and far between in the NFL.
    More wounded warriors and shorter careers in the NFL.

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