Thursday, June 12, 2008

3B Michael Lyon, Northeastern University (740th Overall)

3B Michael Lyon - Yankees 24th Round Draft ChoiceMichael Lyon, 3B
Northeastern R-R, 6-2, 220
Hometown: Plainville, Ma.

STATUS: Signed, Reporting to Staten Island Yankees (A)

Michael Lyon, a senior shortstop at Northeastern University (Boston), was selected by the New York Yankees in the 24th round. A New England Intercollegiate Baseball All-Star, Lyon capped his prolific Husky career batting .357 with 14 home runs and 46 RBI. He set a Northeastern single-season record with 138 total bases on the season and tied Chris Emanuele's school record with 19 doubles on the season.

Lyon led Northeastern this season with 49 runs scored, a .693 slugging percentage, 28 walks, six stolen bases and was tied for the team-lead with three triples. For the second consecutive season, Lyon led the team in extra-base hits, belting a team-high 36.

"I couldn't be happier," Michael Lyon, who has spent his entire life inside Red Sox Nation, told Attleboro's Sun Chronicle. "I'm not going to complain about playing for the richest team in baseball!"

The Yankees, who selected several other shortstops in the draft, will move Michael Lyon to third base. Lyon quickly signed and has already reported to the Yankees' instructional league camp.

Lyon becomes the 29th Husky to be drafted by a Major League team. Currently, NU has two active playing for Major League baseball teams - Carlos Pena is the starting first baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays. Former Husky backstop, Luke Carlin, is currently serving as the back-up catcher for the San Diego Padres.

Note: Your humble New York Yankees blogger is a proud Northeastern alumn. Go Huskies!

1 comment:

Emily said...

Northeastern doesn't really have a proud history of athletic success -- see: Lewis, Reggie.