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Scouting Report: 1B/3B Robert Lyerly

Lyerly is an opposite field gap hitter

The Yankees drafted third baseman Robert Lyerly in the 6th round of the 2009 MLB Draft out of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He missed most of his debut season in Staten Island a year ago but bounced back in a big way this past season, hitting a team-high .312 for the Charleston RiverDogs and was among the league leaders in doubles.

Vital Statistics: Name: Robert Lyerly Position: Third Base/First Base DOB: July 23, 1987 Height: 6'2" Weight: 200 Bats: Left Throws: Right "I was very fortunate," he said. "I was truly blessed, being able to stay healthy. That was an awesome situation because my first short-season in Staten Island I couldn't stay healthy, I couldn't stay on the field. "That was tough, it being my first...

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