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College outfielder Barnes drafted by Yankees

College outfielder Barnes drafted by Yankees

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College outfielder Barnes drafted by Yankees

When the Yankees hosted Jordan Barnes for a pre-Draft workout in May, Barnes said he felt "like a Yankee for a day." Now, he actually is one.

New York selected the Northwest Mississippi Community College outfielder with its 15th-round pick in the First-year Player Draft, making him the fifth outfielder the Yanks have picked.

Barnes batted .324 last season, hitting one home run, driving in 24 runs and stealing 22 bases in 48 games.

Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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