Jun 8, 2007

Intriguing pick by Yanks

With the 1345th pick, the Yankees selected switch-pitcher Pat Venditte from Creighton University. Yes, a switch-pitcher! No more need to matchup handedness during the late innings of games, and just having Venditte saves a valuable roster spot. (This is all of course assuming that he ever signs with the Yanks and makes the majors, but I'm pulling for him.) He was second in Division I college baseball in appearances and fifth in batting average against. He also led his team in era (1.88), strikeouts (99), innings (95.2), hit by pitches (13) and wild pitches (8).

For a complete rundown of the Yanks draft, go here.

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