Here’s one noteworthy pick from the third and final day of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, was selected in the 14th round (429th overall) today by the Orioles.
Yastrzemski was actually drafted by the Red Sox out of high school back in 2009, but decided to attend Vanderbilt University instead. Standing at 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds, the 22-year-old outfielder hit .322/.419/.464 with three home runs in 64 games as a senior this year and was named to the SEC All-Tournament team. Like his grandfather, he bats from the left side.
For more background on Yastrzemski, check out this excellent piece from Tyler Kepner of the New York Times. Living in the shadow of a legend isn’t easy.
- Yastrzemski’s grandson picked by Orioles (mlb.mlb.com)
- Yankees Take Pettitte’s Son, Orioles Pick Yastrzemski in Draft – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)