• Yanks Draft Pick Selected As Top Rookie In 2009…

    Posted by on November 25th, 2009 · Comments (4)

    …too bad he did it for the Mets.

    Catcher Omir Santos was named to the 51st annual Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team today.

    Santos was drafted by the Yankees in the 21st round of the 2001 amateur draft. But, they allowed him to leave the organization after the 2007 season. After that, he hitched on with the Baltimore Orioles for 2008 and landed with the Mets in 2009.

    He’s sort of like catcher Michel Hernandez – who was signed by the Yankees in May of 1998 as an amateur free agent. The Yankees waived Hernandez in January of 2004 and then he bounced around – stopping at Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and even the Somerset Patriots, before resurfacing with the Rays again as their back-up catcher.

    Catchers…man…they take a licking but keep on ticking…

    Comments on Yanks Draft Pick Selected As Top Rookie In 2009…

    1. Corey
      November 25th, 2009 | 1:05 pm

      Having seen a good bunch of Met games this year I can easily say that Santos sucks. Back-up catcher, nothing more.

    2. Evan3457
      November 25th, 2009 | 5:14 pm

      Corey wrote:

      Having seen a good bunch of Met games this year I can easily say that Santos sucks. Back-up catcher, nothing more.

      He did, however, beat Papelbon with an enormous 2-run home run that cost the Sox a game in May while the Yanks were still struggling.

      So, yay! Santos!

    3. Corey
      November 25th, 2009 | 6:05 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      lol, yes I recall being in the bar after the memorial day parade in my town watching that one.

    4. mondoas
      November 26th, 2009 | 1:34 pm

      Who cares about Santos b/c we have other catching prospects (Montero and Romine) who will be ready to take over Jorge’s spot when he is done.

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