Yankees Pick College Speedster, Brett Gardner

The Yankees made their third round selection, 109th overall, picking Brett Gardner, a senior center fielder for the College of Charleston. Gardner brings a speedy outfielder to the system who can hit for a high average.

Most teams tend to overlook college seniors, but the Yankees didn't do that with Brett Gardner. The College of Charleston center fielder had a monstrous year, batting an amazing .447 with 2 home runs. But, the big number there is the 38 stolen bases. He was caught only four times. Gardner is known for a cannon for a throwing arm and good defense in center field, but his offense is also impressive. He profiles as a talented leadoff man. Also, this speedster bats and throws left handed. He is very solid third round pick, considering how underrated a college player he is.

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