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Yankees Sign LSU Closer Nick Goody

The New York Yankees drafted Nick Goody two years in a row. There was no doubt they would sign him the second time around.

Via Baseball America's Jim Callis, Goody has inked a deal for $140,000, 14k below the slot money for that spot in the 6th round where the LSU closer was selected.

“It was an honor to be able to play for LSU! I’ve met tons of awesomeppl and made life-long friends! Best college experience! #foreverLSU,” Goody wrote in on his Twitter account.

A 5-foot-11, 195-pound right hander, Goody was also drafted by the Yankees last season in the 22nd round but turned down their offer and went to college instead where he shined in Baton Rouge.

In 32.1 innings (over 33 relief outings) this past season, Goody notched 11 saves with a 2.51 ERA, 45 strikeouts and just three walks. 

The year before LSU, he attended State College of Florida, a JUCO, where he had a 1.29 ERA, 114 strikeouts and 33 walks in 84 innings to earn the 2011 Suncoast Conference Pitcher of the Year award.

His fastball can reach the mid-90's while he also features a slider and a changeup.

 
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