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Yanks use final Day 2 pick on potential reliever Webb

With their final pick on Day 2 of the First-Year Player Draft, the Yankees selected a player who could someday be in the mix at the back end of their Major League bullpen.

New York grabbed South Carolina closer Tyler Webb with their 10th-round pick. A 6-foot-6, 225-pound left-handed pitcher from Nassawadox, Va., Webb saved 17 games during his senior season with the Gamecocks, striking out 60 batters in 39 2/3 innings and compiling a 1.32 ERA.

Webb has a quality fastball and curveball, and his velocity sits in the 90s. He projects as an effective member of a Major League bullpen.

He was previously drafted by the Reds in the 48th round of the 2010 Draft.

Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for
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