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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Yankees Core Four and Bernie: where did they come from?

Photo of Bernie Williams
Bernie Williams
Born: September 131968 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Age 47.155)
High School: Escuela Libre de Musica (PR)
 by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1985.

Photo of Mariano Rivera
Mariano Rivera
Born: November 291969 in Panama, Panama, Panama (Age 46.078) 
High School: La Chorrea (Panama, PA)
 by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1990.

Photo of Andy Pettitte
Andy Pettitte
Born: June 151972 in Baton Rouge, LA (Age 43.245) 
High School: Deer Park HS (Deer Park, TX)
School: San Jacinto College, North Campus (Houston, TX)
 by the New York Yankees in the 22nd round of the 1990 amateur draft.

Photo of Jorge Posada
Jorge Posada
Born: August 171971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico (Age 44.182)
High School: Colegio Alejandrino (Guaynabo, PR)
School: Calhoun Community College (Decatur, AL)
 by the New York Yankees in the 24th round of the 1990 amateur draft.

Photo of Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter
Born: June 261974 in Pequannock, NJ (Age 41.234) 
High School: Central HS (Kalamazoo, MI)
 by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1992 amateur draft.

Williams and Rivera were signed as undrafted amateur free agents from outside the USA. Drafted:
Pettitte 1990 round 22, number 594
Posada 1990 round 24, number 646
Jeter 1992 round 1, number 6.

Carl Everett was the number one draft pick of the Yankees in 1990, number 10 overall.
Everett was an outfielder who never played for the Yankees but for eight other teams: 5,395 PA, OPS+ 107, WAR 20.4.

In 1991 the Yankees had the number one overall pick and used it to draft Brien Taylor, a left handed pitcher who never played in the big leagues.

Data from baseball-reference.com

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