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Yanks nab Vandy shortstop Conde in ninth round

With their ninth-round selection and the 272nd overall pick, the Yankees chose infielder Vince Conde from Vanderbilt University on Friday.

Conde, a 20-year-old junior who was named a first-team All-SEC shortstop, is still on the field this weekend for Vanderbilt as his club faces off against Stanford, hoping to advance to the College World Series.

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

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the 6-foot, 190-pound Conde attended Orangewood Christian (Fla.) High School, where was a high school and summer ball teammate of Dante Bichette Jr., who was the Yankees' first-round pick (51st overall) in 2011. Conde batted .307 (62-for-202) with nine doubles, a triple, four homers and 44 RBIs in 66 games this season at Vanderbilt.

Moving from third base to shortstop this year, Conde was 10-for-12 in stolen-base attempts, working 33 walks and striking out 33 times. He posted a .415 on-base percentage and a .421 slugging percentage, and is rated as a very good defensive player. Conde has listed the Yankees and the Marlins as his favorite baseball teams.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat.
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