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Yankees sign eight of their top nine picks

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 16, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Two press releases came from the Yankees today. First an updated list of the draft picks signed before last night’s midnight deadline. Second, a statement from Alex Rodriguez about Jim Thome’s 600th home run.

An updated list of draft picks signed by the Yankees last night prior to the midnight deadline. Those listed below in bold were signed on Monday.

3B Dante Bichette Jr. (Comp. A)
RHP Jordan Cote (3rd rd.)
INF Matt Duran (4th)
C Gregory Bird (5th)
OF Jake Cave (6th)

1B Austin Jones (7th)
RHP Philip Wetherell (8th)
RHP Zachary Arneson (9th)
RHP Mark Montgomery (11th)
OF Cody Grice (12th)
OF Justin James (13th)
RHP William Davis (14th)
RHP Branden Pinder (16th)
RHP Hayden Sharp (18th)
RHP Robert Paullus (19th)
LHP Daniel Camarena (20th)
INF Zach Wilson (21st)
RHP Corey Maines (23rd)
LHP Matthew Tracy (24th)
LHP Chaz Herbert (27th)
RHP Joseph Maher (38th)

Statement from Alex Rodriguez regarding Jim Thome joining the 600-home run club:

“Jim is one of the easiest players of our generation to root for. It’s hard to overshadow 600 home runs, because it is a tremendous accomplishment and an exclamation point on a career bound for the Hall of Fame. But to me, the way he has treated the game — and the people in and around it — will always be the first thing that I think of when I think of Jim Thome. In so many ways, he is a legend of our game.”




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