Category Archives: 2011 MLB Draft

Prospect Park: Joey Maher

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The Basics: Name: Joey Maher Position: SP Handedness: Right handed Age: 21 Draft: 2011, 38th round out of New Hampshire Size: 6-foot-5, 200-pounds Best Tool: Sinker BBDP Rank: 38 When you draft a player in the 38th round there are not much in the way of expectations for that player. In the end, you're pretty happy if they become organizational filler that stays in ...

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Six years of Yankees drafts

Damon Oppenheimer

Below is a list of all of the players the Yankees have signed over the past six years (with the exception of 2013 because it means nothing so far). In parenthesis is the round they were drafted in and the highest level they played at this season. A few things strike me about this list. First ...

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Yankees 2011 7th Round Pick: Austin Jones

With their 7th pick in the draft, the Yankees popped Austin Jones or Bubba Jones as he's normally called. Jones is 6-1, 210-pounds, left handed hitting 18-year-old with power out of Edmonds-Woodway high school in Washington. He played catcher, first, and some outfield in high school, but was drafted as a first baseman by the Yankees. He ...

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Yankees 2011 6th Round Draft Pick: Jake Cave

With their 6th pick in the draft the Yankees selected a 6-1, 180-pound left handed hitting center fielder in Jake Cave out of Kecoughtan high school. Cave can also hit up to 91 mph on the mound. He has a verbal commitment to LSU. Cave hit .594 with 16 extra-base hits and an OBP of .725. ...

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Yankees 2011 5th Round Draft Pick: Greg Bird

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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 ...

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Yankees 2011 4th Round Draft Pick: Matt Duran

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 ...

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Yankees 2011 3rd Round Draft Pick: Jordan Cote

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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 ...

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Yankees 2011 2nd Round Draft Pick: Sam Stafford

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 ...

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