By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It should be a special night on Monday for Bishop Eustace Prep High School graduate and University of Delaware product Jimmy Yezzo. The first-baseman is ready to make his pro debut for the Single-A Auburn (NY) Doubledays of the New York-Penn League, a little more than a week after being selected in the 7th round of the MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals.
Yezzo put together a season for the ages as a junior at Delaware. He started all 55 games for the Blue Hens in 2013, leading the Colonial Athletic Association in batting average (.410), hits (96), doubles (28) and RBI (64). All that production earned him plenty of attention from scouts and he says he knew he had peaked the interest of the Nats.
“I wasn’t too surprised (that Washington drafted him),” Yezzo tells KYW Newsradio. “I talked with them a little bit. I’d worked out for them about a week before the draft. You know I was just excited to get that call on draft day.”