With their final pick on Day 2 of the First-Year Player Draft, the Yankees selected a player who could someday be in the mix at the back end of their Major League bullpen.
New York grabbed South Carolina closer Tyler Webb with their 10th-round pick. A 6-foot-6, 225-pound left-handed pitcher from Nassawadox, Va., Webb saved 17 games during his senior season with the Gamecocks, striking out 60 batters in 39 2/3 innings and compiling a 1.32 ERA.
Webb has a quality fastball and curveball, and his velocity sits in the 90s. He projects as an effective member of a Major League bullpen.
He was previously drafted by the Reds in the 48th round of the 2010 Draft.
Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less