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Scouting Yanks Prospect #50: Eric Wordekemper

Wordekemper's versatility is a major plus

The New York Yankees selected RHP Eric Wordekemper in the 46th round of the 2005 MLB Draft out of Creighton University. Used as a starter, a middle reliever, and even as a closer in his professional career thus far, his versatility has given the Yankees a lot of flexibility and he keeps posting eye-popping numbers to fight his way into the top prospect mix.

Vital Statistics: Name: Eric Wordekemper Position: Pitcher DOB: August 8, 1983 Height: 6'1" Weight: 200 Bats: Right Throws: Right As a late round pick, he has had to fight for every opportunity he has received in his career. After lowering his career ERA to 2.08 last year with a superb showing, going 4-3 with a 1.81 ERA with the Charleston Riverdogs in 2006 as both a starter and a reliever...

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