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Chris Iannetta

#22 | C
New York Yankees New York Yankees
Chris Iannetta
Name: Christopher Domenic Iannetta
Born: Apr 8, 1983 in Providence, R.I. USA
High School: St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, R.I.
College: North Carolina
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (110th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2004 (signed for $305,000)
Iannetta could go as high as the third round after a stellar junior season. He reminds scouts of Joe Girardi, though he's lost some life in his lower half and doesn't run like Girardi did. Like Girardi, Iannetta has a short, compact stroke and a mature approach to hitting, leading to consistent, hard contact. His other tools are unspectacular, but he's an average receiver and has an average arm that might play up a bit because of his quick release. His younger brother Matt is a Rhode Island prep player who has signed with North Carolina.
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