With the first pick in the 2009 Rule Five Draft that the Yankees received in return for Brian Bruney, they selected Jamie Hoffmann, an outfielder in the Dodgers' system. Hoffmann will be 25-years-old for the 2009 season, stands 6-3, and weighs 220. Interestingly enough, he was undrafted and found by a scout who convinced him toásign with the Dodgers, even though he had primarily been playing hockey (he was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes). He has made a solid impression since starting his career, and was ranked in the Dodgers' 22nd best prospect by Baseball America in 2009. In their midseason rankings, theáguys at True Blue L.A.á had him ranked at various spots, but no lower than 21st. Hoffmann started out as a third baseman, but was moved to the outfield after his first year in the ...
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