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Four New York Nine Alumni Drafted

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The 2014 First-Year Player Draft saw three former New York Nine pitchers selected. RHP Giovanni Abreu was taken in the 14th round by the Texas Rangers. Abreu features a fastball up to 94 MPH and a projectable frame. RHP Quinn Carpenter went in the 17th Round to the Toronto Blue Jays. Carpenter enjoyed a stellar season at Iowa Western Community College and will play baseball at Texas Tech should he not ink a deal. Lastly, LHP Nestor Bautista was selected in the 32nd Round by the Miami Marlins. Bautista, after tearing his labrum last year, had a 3.55 ERA this year at Ball State University in Indiana. Finally, SS Ethan Gross was drafted in the 26th round by the Chicago White Sox out of Memphis. We wish these four fine young men health and success as they begin their professional baseball careers.

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