In George We Trust
A(nother) blog about the most storied franchise in sports
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Number 41
With their second pick - 41st overall - the Yanks took Joba Chamberlain, RHP out of the University of Nebraska.

Scouting Report: Owns a low 90s fastball, hard slider and good changeup that he can throw for strikes. Intimidating presence on the mound (6'2", 230 lbs) that should enable him to be a 700 out a year workhorse. Think Jon Papelbon, but Chamberlain will certainly remain a starter.

My Thoughts: Awesome pick. Yankee fans will love this guy by the 2nd inning he throws in pinstripes. It's easy to see the Yanks are trying to "quick fix" the farm system by taking advanced college arms early. Just an awesome, awesome pick. Way to go Cash-Money.

Outlook: He'll join Kennedy in Staten Island later this month. He missed 2 starts this year with a triceps injury, but don't worry about that, it's behind him.

The Yanks next pick comes at 104 overall, so in 10-15 minutes or so. Here's ESPN's draft index, which shows all the picks. Blogger is giving me shit, reaffirming my belief that it's a worthless piece of shit.
Anonymous Dave said...
LOVE IT! And best of all - his name is pronounced "Jaba". I can't wait, I am going to brave the SI Ferry to go catch this kid pitch next month.

Anonymous richyf said...
Can we please have Jaba and Obi-Shawn Chaconi on the field together? Please?

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