Yankees 2012 6th round draft pick: Nick Goody

With their sixth round draft pick (217 overall) in the MLB first-year player draft, the Yankees took Nick Goody, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound, 20-year-old, right handed pitcher out of LSU.

Goody was actually drafted by the Yankees last season in the 22nd round, but turned down their offer and went to college instead where he served as LSU’s closer. In 33 games and 32.1 innings, Goody had a 2.51 ERA, 45 strikeouts, and just three walks. The year before LSU, he attended State College of Florida, a JUCO, where he had a 1.29 ERA, 114 strikeouts, and 33 walks in 84 innings. For that he earned the 2011 Suncoast Conference Pitcher of the Year award.

He is a hard thrower with a fastball that hits 95-96. He also has a slider and a changeup, but those pitches are bigger projects right now.

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