Found June 07, 2013 on 85% Sports:
The MLB First-Year Player Draft kicked off on Thursday and the Yankees did themselves some good by selecting three times in the 1st round, thanks to some compensations help for losing Nick Swisher and Rafael Soriano. Here are all three 1st round picks: Pick #26: Eric Jagielo, 3rd baseman, Notre Dame. Jagielo is a 6-foot-3, left handed third baseman coming out of Notre Dame. Below is what ESPN’s Draft Expert, Keith Law, had to say about him: Jagielo is one of the more polished college bats in the class, valuable even though he doesn’t have the explosive tools of Hunter Renfroe or huge raw power of Kris Bryant. Jagielo loads his hands very high and deep, creating a longer path to the ball, compensating with strong hands and forearms that allow him to make solid contact even when he has to fully extend his arms to cover the pitch low and away. He’s quick enough to keep his hands inside the ball and doesn’t project to have trouble with better velocity.  In the field, he’s an adequate...
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