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New York Yankees select Ian Clarkin in first round of the MLB Draft

06/06/2013, 4:37pm PDT
By Craig Malveaux

The New York Yankees draft Madison HS left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin.

Madison senior left-hander Ian Clarkin was chosen Player of the Year in baseball.

Ian Clarkin has been plucked in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

The 18-year old Madison left-handed pitcher was selected by the New York Yankees with the 33rd overall pick Thursday, capping first round selections.

He becomes the first San Diego area high school player chosen in the first round since Mission Bay’s Matt Bush was selected No. 1 overall by the San Diego Padres in 2004.

Parker’s Nick Noonan and Rancho Bernardo’s John Drennen were both drafted in the supplemental first round in 2007.

Clarkin — a University of San Diego commit — finished his high school career with nine wins, an 0.95 ERA and five complete games this season. Using a three-pitch repertoire of a fastball, changeup and curveball, he struck out a career-high 133 batters and surrendered 13 total runs in 14 appearances, which earned him a third consecutive All-CIF Baseball Player of the Year selection.

He graduates June 11.

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