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Scouting Yankees Prospect #24:Mitch Hilligoss

Hilligoss has all the intangibles

The Yankees drafted Mitch Hilligoss in the 6th round of the 2006 MLB Draft out of Purdue University. A combined .395 hitter in his last two years of college, he has quickly proven to be one of the elite hitters in the entire organization after setting a South Atlantic League record 38-game hit streak and finishing in the top ten in hitting in 2007.

Vital Statistics: Name: Mitch Hilligoss Position: Third Base DOB: June 17, 1985 Height: 6'1" Weight: 195 Bats: Left Throws: Right Despite his uncanny hitting ability and proving to people around baseball that he has the chance to swing one of the more potent bats, his critics have lined up to question his current lack of home run power and his apparent unwillingness to draw walks. Hilligoss...

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