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Yankees sign Joseph

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 10, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Damon Oppenheimer said today that the Yankees signed their fourth-round pick, Tennessee high school shortstop Corban Joseph. His bonus was not disclosed:

Here’s what Baseball America had to say about him:

In a competitive field, shortstop Corban Joseph distinguished himself as the top prep position player in the state because he plays a premium position and swings lefthanded. Joseph has plus bat speed and routinely squares balls up, hitting for power and average to all fields with a short swing. Joseph is an average runner, but speed will never be his game. He has a chance to stay at shortstop but will always be known for his offense than his defense.

UPDATE, 8:58 p.m.: According their respective hometown papers, two other picks have signed – 17th round pick Addison Maruszak and 24th round pick Mike Lyon.

There’s probably a few more. Once you get past the first few rounds, the college players tend to sign quickly.

Of the 51 guys they drafted, the Yankees probably have a fairly good idea on the plans of 40 of them before they were selected. The “signability” questions are often moot by the time the pick is made. A few of the late-round h.s. kids will go to college and some of the late-round college selections will stay in school rather than sign for what amounts to peanuts.

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