Q&A with Yankees 39th Round Pick Bo Decker

The Yankees selected outfielder Bo Decker in the 39th round out of East Ridge High School in Florida. He sat down with us for a Q&A session to talk about being drafted by the Yankees, who he would compare his game to at the big league level, if he's looking to sign quickly, and more.

PinstripesPlus.com: Tell us what it feels like to be selected by the New York Yankees.

Bo Decker: It's like a dream come true. I'm just speechless. That's all I really can say.

PinstripesPlus.com: Can you talk about your game a little bit? What type of player are you and how do you see yourself fitting in with the Yankees?

Decker: I'm not really much of a power hitter. I'm more of just a solid-all-around player. I'm just a normal athlete. I don't make a lot of mistakes or whatnot, but I'm not like an all-star and stuff like that. I just play the game the right way.

PinstripesPlus.com: What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses?

Decker: Just my hitting and my arm in the outfield are probably my strengths. I could be a little faster and build strength.

PinstripesPlus.com: How about your defensive game?

Decker: It's good. As an outfielder, I just try to get out to the ball.

PinstripesPlus.com: Who would you compare your game to at the Major League level so the Yankees fans can have an idea of what your game is like?

Decker: I'd say Jeff Francoeur.

PinstripesPlus.com: Were you expecting to be drafted by the Yankees, or were you surprised when they selected you?

Decker: Yes, just when and how much.

PinstripesPlus.com: What would you say is your best moment in baseball, and why?

Decker:My best moment was probably getting drafted by the New York Yankees. If not that, then getting a walk-off in the district game against our rivals in high school.

PinstripesPlus.com: Who was your favorite player and favorite team growing up?

Decker: Chipper Jones and the Braves.

PinstripesPlus.com: What are your immediate plans now that the Yankees have drafted you? Is it your intention to sign now and start your professional career immediately?

Decker: I don't know yet. I'm not sure. We're working on the negotiations. I'm signing to go to UCF, if not the Yankees.

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\r\nBo Decker: It's like a dream come true. I'm just speechless. That's all I really can say.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Can you talk about your game a little bit? What type of player are you and how do you see yourself fitting in with the Yankees?
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\r\nDecker: I'm not really much of a power hitter. I'm more of just a solid-all-around player. I'm just a normal athlete. I don't make a lot of mistakes or whatnot, but I'm not like an all-star and stuff like that. I just play the game the right way.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses?
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\r\nDecker: Just my hitting and my arm in the outfield are probably my strengths. I could be a little faster and build strength.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: How about your defensive game?
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\r\nDecker: It's good. As an outfielder, I just try to get out to the ball.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Who would you compare your game to at the Major League level so the Yankees fans can have an idea of what your game is like?
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\r\nDecker: I'd say Jeff Francoeur.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Were you expecting to be drafted by the Yankees, or were you surprised when they selected you?
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\r\nDecker: Yes, just when and how much.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: What would you say is your best moment in baseball, and why?
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\r\nDecker:My best moment was probably getting drafted by the New York Yankees. If not that, then getting a walk-off in the district game against our rivals in high school.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Who was your favorite player and favorite team growing up?
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\r\nDecker: Chipper Jones and the Braves.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: What are your immediate plans now that the Yankees have drafted you? Is it your intention to sign now and start your professional career immediately?
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\r\nDecker: I don't know yet. I'm not sure. We're working on the negotiations. I'm signing to go to UCF, if not the Yankees.
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