CHARLESTON, SC - And he's back! Left-handed pitcher Jon "Tyler" Webb, who played for the University…
Q&A with Yankees 10th Round Pick Tyler Webb
Tyler Webb: It's just a great honor and a great opportunity.
PinstripesPlus.com: Were you surprised it was the Yankees that selected you? Had you and the Yankees talked much before the draft?
Webb: We really hadn't talked that much, but I knew that my adviser was talking to them the day of the draft.
PinstripesPlus.com: Do you have any idea what the Yankees' organization or farm system is like?
Webb: No, but I'm looking forward to figuring it out.
PinstripesPlus.com: What type of pitches do you throw and at what speeds? Give us a scouting report please - what are your strengths and what do you need to work on the most?
Webb: Mainly a fastball, slider and change-up. My fastball is in the high-80s, low-90s, and the other pitches I'm not as sure. A strength would be command, but I need to improve my secondary pitches.
PinstripesPlus.com: Did you have a favorite team growing up or a favorite player?
Webb: No, not really. I'm from Virginia so there weren't really any teams around to watch. I'm just a fan of the game.
PinstripesPlus.com: What would you say is your best moment in baseball and why?
Webb: Winning back-to-back national championships in my freshman and sophomore years. It was a great experience, and [South Carolina] was a great place.
PinstripesPlus.com: Are you looking to sign quickly and get your professional career started right away?
Webb: I'm actually in Staten Island right now so hopefully I'll be playing in the next couple of days.
PinstripesPlus.com: Do you think the pressures of pitching in New York might be a problem?
Webb: I don't know if I'm ready for it per se right now, but hopefully I'll have some time to get acclimated with the pro lifestyle and hopefully it won't be a problem.
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