Category Archives: 2012 MLB Draft

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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Yankees 2012 18th round draft pick: Brady Lail

With their 18th round pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Brady Lail, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound right handed pitcher out of Bingham High School in Utah. Lail is young, just 18-years-old, and is quite projectable. His fastball sits in the upper 80's, topping out at 91 mph now, but once he fills ...

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Yankees 2012 30th round draft pick: Raph Rhymes

With their 30th round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Raphael Rhymes, a 6-foot, 190-pound outfielder out of LSU. This 22-year-old, SEC Player of the Year, led the nation in hitting with a  .452/.510/.557 line to go with four home runs. He initially didn't make the LSU team as a freshman, he ...

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Yankees 2012 29th round draft pick: Jose Diaz

With their 29th round pick of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Jose Diaz, a 6-foot-1, 178-pound left handed pitcher out of the Advantage Learning Institute High School. Diaz is a projectable 17-year-old out of Puerto Rico with a commitment to Central Arizona Community College. The youngest player the Yankees have taken in ...

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Yankees 2012 28th round draft pick: D.J. Stewart

With their 28th round pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Demetrius Stewart, a 6-foot, 215-pound outfielder out of The Bolles High School in Florida. Another sign-ability guy, the 18-year-old is a two-sport player who also plays football. He's got a running back's frame which gives him plenty of power. He's also ...

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