Q&A with 17th round Pick Preston Claiborne
PinstripesPlus.com: Tell us a little bit about your initial reaction after you heard you were drafted by the New York Yankees. Preston Claiborne: Complete and utter overwhelming joy. I was in the baseball offices with all of our coaches and there was a long pause after the Angles' pick and we didn't know what was being said and what not. I was drafted out of high school so I was waiting to hear re-draft, but they said ID number and we were all disappointed for a second, but we heard ‘Preston Clairborne' and we all erupted. It was a really fun time and I couldn't be happier. I wore a smile on my face all day. PinstripesPlus.com: What round, and to whom, were you drafted out of high school? Claiborne: I was drafted in the 23rd round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. PinstripesPlus.com: Were you surprised it was that Yankees that drafted you? Had you been in contact much, prior to the draft? Claiborne: I had talked a lot with them before the draft. I had been in contact a lot with Andy...
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