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Bichette was all smiles in his professional debut

TAMPA, FL - Dante Bichette Jr, the 51st overall pick in this month's MLB draft, agreed to a contract with the New York Yankees which has brought the 18-year kid to Tampa where he has begun play in the 2011 Gulf Coast League season.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound native from Orangewood Christian High School in Florida is former big leaguer and four-time all star, Dante Bichette's son. Coming from a baseball family, Dante put up staggering numbers in high school where success at the plate came often. Bichette's senior season capped off an impressive high school career full of honors and accolades. He batted .640 with 10 home...

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