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New York Yankees Draft Former Saint Peter’s Baseball Player

Seacaucus, NJ – Conor Mullee, a former baseball player for Saint Peter’s College, was selected by the New York Yankees in the 24th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. Mullee, who spent most of his baseball career as a middle infielder for the Peacocks, was selected as a right-handed pitcher by the Yankees.

Mullee, who is originally from Ashburn, Virginia, served his first season as a relief pitcher for Saint Peter’s in 2010. He was the first player from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) player to be selected, and one of only two players in the MAAC to be selected during the first 30 rounds of the draft. Mullee is the second Peacock to be drafted by the MLB in the last three years; Santo Maertz was selected by the Cardinals in 2008.

“This is an extremely exciting day for me and my family,” said Mullee. “To be drafted by one of my favorite teams is a dream come true and I can’t wait to put on Yankee pinstripes.”

Mullee finished his baseball career at Saint Peter’s in the top five of seven offensive categories, but will be a pitching prospect for the Yankees. Mullee pitched in seven games for the Peacocks as a senior, striking out four in six innings, but showed the scouts of several Major League teams enough of his talent to be drafted.

Mullee will join either the Gulf Coast Yankees or the Staten Island Yankees.

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Contact: Jamie Bredehoft
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