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Saturday, June 09, 2012

The Yankees' 8th Round Draft Pick

The Yanks took Alabama's Taylor Dugar in the 8th round. He's very happy about it, because he's a long time Yankees fan...and because of his batting coach at Alabama, one Andy Phillips.

In addition to a history of allegiance to the Bronx Bombers, there's almost a more practical reason to be excited about being picked by the Yankees. Many of the school records Dugas broke during his senior season were set by Crimson Tide assistant coach Andy Phillips, who happened to play for the Yankees during his time in the Major Leagues.

"That's real good for me," Dugas said. "The Yankees still have a lot of the same coaches in their system. All the drills that I've been doing with Andy (for the last two seasons) at Alabama are drills he learned when he was with the Yankees."

I wonder if he'll be assigned to the Staten Island Yankees. Maybe I'll see him play, once Short-Season Class-A starts up.


posted by BubbaFan, 2:24 PM


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