Category Archives: 2012 MLB Draft

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 ...

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Yankees 2012 37th round draft pick: Charles Basford

With their 37th round pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Charles Basford, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound right handed pitcher out of Samford University in Alabama. Initially the 21-year-old senior wanted to go to Mississippi State out of high school but instead he went to Pensacola Junior College and then Samford. Teammates with 33rd ...

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Yankees 2012 36th round draft pick: Dalton Smith

With their 36th round pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Dalton Smith, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound catcher out of University City High School in Califorinia. Still 17-years-old for a little while, Smith is the second youngest player drafted by the Yankees so far. He not only caught in high school, but he ...

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Yankees 2012 35th round draft pick: Kyle Farmer

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 ...

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Yankees 2012 34th round draft pick: Eric Erickson

With their 34th round pick of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Eric Erickson, a 6-foot, 188-pound left handed pitcher out of the University of Miami. Erickson is a sixth year grad student who is already 24-years-old. He was actually drafted out of high school by the Yankees, who he said was his favorite ...

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Yankees 2012 33rd round draft pick: Saxon Butler

With their 33rd round draft pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Saxon Butler, a 6-foot-2, 239-pound first baseman out of Samford University. A 22-year-old senior, Butler is a lefty swinging power hitter. All he does it hit, .340/.429/.575 with 15 homers and 14 doubles. His junior year he was even better, hitting ...

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Yankees 2012 32nd round draft pick: Garrett Cannizaro

With their 32nd round draft pick of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Garrett Cannizaro, a 6-foot, 180-pound shortstop and junior out of Tulane. The 21-year-old Cannizaro actually played third base this season, but the Yankees are moving him back to the position he played as a freshman and sophomore. He hit .305/.378/.420 with four ...

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Yankees 2012 31st round draft pick: Kevin Johnson

With their 31st round pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Kevin Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound right handed pitcher from the University of Illinois. The 21-year-old Johnson was the ace of Illinois staff this season. He had a 3.97 ERA with 43 strikeouts and 27 walks in 88.1 innings. It sounds like Johnson ...

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