Q&A with Yankees 35th Round Pick Nick Green

We sat down with Yankees' 35th round pick, Nick Green, for a Draft Day Q&A session. Find out what the right-handed pitcher from Fountain-Ft Carson High School in Colorado says about his game, how he feels being drafted by the Yankees, what he'll bring to the Yankees organization, and much more.

PinstripesPlus.com: Tell us what is going through your mind after being selected by a team like the Yankees?

Nick Green: Well, I was really excited and I just wanted to tell my family right away.

PinstripesPlus.com: Were you surprised it was the Yankees that selected you? Had you and the Yankees talked much before the draft?

Green: Yes, I was surprised. They talked to me for about two or three weeks before the draft. They said they were really interested but I always had some doubt.

PinstripesPlus.com: Do you have any idea what the Yankee' organization or farm system is like?

Green: I do not, but I am excited to find out though.

PinstripesPlus.com: What type of pitches do you throw and at what speeds? What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?

Green: I throw a fastball at 90-91 mph, a curveball 76-78 mph and a changeup from 78-81 mph. Some of my strengths as a player are that I'm really composed on the mound and I don't really show any emotion. I keep my emotions on the inside and just get the job done. My weakness is that sometimes I leave the ball up, so I need to finish more.

PinstripesPlus.com: Did you have a favorite team growing up or a favorite player?

Green: My favorite team is the Boston Red Sox and my favorite player is Ken Griffey Jr.

PinstripesPlus.com: Who would you compare your stuff to at the Major League level so Yankees' fans can get an idea of what you're like on the mound?

Green: I would say I am like Tim Lincecum from the San Francisco Giants. We have the same pitches except he can throw a little harder than me. We pretty much throw the same way though.

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

Green: I think the sophomore Colorado team in my town was the best moment. The whole state of Colorado comes together. I got to go to Oklahoma and play other states. It was a really good time.

PinstripesPlus.com: Are you looking to sign quickly and get your professional career started right away?

Green: I would like to, but if the money isn't there I am going to go to college and better myself for next year. I would like to get higher in the draft.

PinstripesPlus.com: Do you think the pressures of pitching in New York might be a problem?

Green: I don't think it will be a problem because I love the challenge and I think it will be a great one.

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\r\nNick Green: Well, I was really excited and I just wanted to tell my family right away.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Were you surprised it was the Yankees that selected you? Had you and the Yankees talked much before the draft?
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\r\nGreen: Yes, I was surprised. They talked to me for about two or three weeks before the draft. They said they were really interested but I always had some doubt.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Do you have any idea what the Yankee' organization or farm system is like?
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\r\nGreen: I do not, but I am excited to find out though.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: What type of pitches do you throw and at what speeds? What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?
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\r\nGreen: I throw a fastball at 90-91 mph, a curveball 76-78 mph and a changeup from 78-81 mph. Some of my strengths as a player are that I'm really composed on the mound and I don't really show any emotion. I keep my emotions on the inside and just get the job done. My weakness is that sometimes I leave the ball up, so I need to finish more.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Did you have a favorite team growing up or a favorite player?
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\r\nGreen: My favorite team is the Boston Red Sox and my favorite player is Ken Griffey Jr.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Who would you compare your stuff to at the Major League level so Yankees' fans can get an idea of what you're like on the mound?
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\r\nGreen: I would say I am like Tim Lincecum from the San Francisco Giants. We have the same pitches except he can throw a little harder than me. We pretty much throw the same way though.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: What would you say is your best moment in baseball?
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\r\nGreen: I think the sophomore Colorado team in my town was the best moment. The whole state of Colorado comes together. I got to go to Oklahoma and play other states. It was a really good time.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Are you looking to sign quickly and get your professional career started right away?
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\r\nGreen: I would like to, but if the money isn't there I am going to go to college and better myself for next year. I would like to get higher in the draft.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Do you think the pressures of pitching in New York might be a problem?
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\r\nGreen: I don't think it will be a problem because I love the challenge and I think it will be a great one.
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