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Category Archives: 2011 MLB Draft
With their 5th pick in the draft the Yankees took another high schooler, Greg Bird. Listed at 6-4 and 205-pounds, Bird played mostly first base in school, but was taken as a catcher in the draft. He's a left hand hitter with a good bat and power. He is committed to Arkansas. Bird is an extremely ...
UPDATE: Spoke with Matt's high school coach today. He absolutely loves the kid. Said that he is a straight-A student who works hard on the field and doesn't complain about anything ever. He told me that made him the perfect captain as everybody on the team looked up to him and wanted to play up ...
With their 3rd pick in the draft, the Yankees choose right handed pitcher Jordan Cote out of Winnisquam Regional high school in New Hampshire. He is 6-6 and 215-pounds with a fastball reportedly in the 91 mph range. KEITH LAW'S TAKE: Cote is an extremely tall right-hander with present arm strength, and he's a virtual blank ...
With their 2nd pick in the amateur draft, the Yankees selected 21-year-old left handed pitcher out of the University of Texas Sam Stafford. 6-4, 190-pounds, he went to Klein Collins High School in Spring, Texas. In 16 games this season, Stafford threw 70.2 innings with a 1.66 ERA, 81 strikeouts, and 40 walks. He was arrested ...
Via Bryan Hoch of MLB.com: The Yankees were drawn to a big league pedigree as they considered their first choice in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, using it to select third baseman Dante Bichette Jr. with the 51st overall pick. The son of the former four-time All-Star of the same name, Bichette Jr. has ...