Yankees Pick Up Colin Curtis In The 4th

With their 4th round selection in the 2006 draft, the Yankees selected Arizona State outfielder, Collin Curtis. A toolsy lefty outfielder, Curtis is a college player with quite a resume, a quality many teams put a big premium on.

Entering the 2006 season, Collin Curtis was projected to go as high as the middle of the first round in this year's draft. However, he didn't necessarily drop to the 4th round due to lack of performance, but instead because of other players simply moving ahead of him.

Curtis batted .335 with the Sun Devils this spring, while hitting 6 home runs and driving in 54. He also showed the ability to make contact and take a walk by striking out 31 times compared to 36 walks. Curtis also stole 21 bases while only being caught 4 times. He offers quite a tool set and plays excellent defense in the outfield. He could move quickly as a professional.

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