First baseman Spencer goes to Yanks in Round 8

First baseman Spencer goes to Yanks in Round 8

The Yankees selected first baseman Connor Spencer from the University of California-Irvine in the eighth round (242nd overall) of the First-Year Player Draft on Friday.

Spencer, 21, has been rated as a good line-drive hitter for the Anteaters, who are matching up with Oklahoma State at the NCAA Stillwater Super Regional in Stillwater, Okla., in hopes of securing a berth in the College World Series.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on at 1 p.m. ET.

In 61 games this season, Spencer batted .364 (84-for-231) with 15 doubles, five triples and one homer, collecting 43 RBIs. He posted a .453 on-base percentage and a .485 slugging percentage.

A left-handed-hitting junior who throws right-handed, Spencer attended Tesoro (Calif.) High School before attending college. He was named Most Outstanding Player of the Corvallis Regional late Monday night.

Spencer hit .400 (6-for-15), had five RBIs, three doubles and scored five runs in four games to help lead the Anteaters to the regional title over No. 1 seed Oregon State.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for 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.