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Yankees choose IMG Academy outfielder Jordan Scott in 14th round

IMG Academy didn’t produce the same level of talent it did for last year’s MLB draft, but Jordan Scott will have a decision to make in the coming weeks. The post-grad outfielder was selected by the Yankees in the 14th round of the MLB draft on Saturday.

Scott, who is originally from Conyers, Ga., is signed to play for West Virginia next season, although New York will make its case after selecting the switch-hitter with the 428th selection.

Before coming to Bradenton and moving to the outfield, Scott was ranked 29th among high school shortstops in the country by Perfect Game, and he was an All-American honorable mention with a .390 batting average.

“Jordan may be the best athlete in this class,” Mountaineers head coach Randy Mazey said after Scott signed a letter of intent with WVU in November. “He can play multiple positions, hit home runs, steal bases and is also a great defender.”

David Wilson: 941-745-7057, @DBWilson2

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