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MLB Draft 2017: Grading the Yankees’ tenth round pick - RHP Chad Whitmer

Looky looky, the Yankees picked another right-hander.

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In an absolutely crazy turn of events, the Yankees picked a right-handed pitcher with their tenth round pick. Righty Chad Whitmer was the team’s final selection of Day 2 of the MLB Draft.

Whitmer is the eighth right-handed pitcher the Yankees have drafted so far in ten rounds. Their dedication to this cause is unmatched. All of the right-handers must belong to them. You have to wonder if the two non-right-handers they selected wonder if they were chosen by accident.

The 6’3” righty is a senior pitcher from Southern Illinois University where he had a 3.46 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 104 innings pitched this season. His brightest moment this year was when he struck out 13 batters in a complete-game win over Indiana State back in April.

You can read Pinstripe Alley’s full write-up on Whitmer here.

What do you think of the selection of Whitmer? How are you feeling about the Yankees’ draft so far? Vote in our poll below or let us know in the comments.


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