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Yanks take high schooler Coleman to start Day 3

Yanks take high schooler Coleman to start Day 3

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Yanks take high schooler Coleman to start Day 3

The Yankees selected a center fielder in the first round of the First-Year Player Draft and grabbed two more on Day 2. To start Day 3 on Saturday, they turned their attentions slightly to the right.

The Yankees used their 11th-round selection on right fielder Kendall Coleman, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound Rowlett, Texas, native who played high school ball for Rockwall High School.

The left-handed-hitting prospect batted .313 for his high school team during his junior season in 2012 before breaking out for his club team, the Texas Blackhawks, the following summer, batting a robust .367 with three home runs, 30 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.

Coleman has a below-average arm and speed, but he's a big lefty who makes loud contact when he connects with the ball. He projects as a corner outfielder who can hit for power. He is committed to play for Iowa next season.

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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