Thursday, June 9, 2011

Yankees Draft: 27th Round - Chaz Hebert LHP

B/T: L/L

Hebert is out of Breaux Bridge High School in Louisiana.  He has signed to play for the University of Louisiana-Lafayette

During his junior year, 2010, Hebert posted a 5-4 record with a 1.99 ERA.  He had 87 strikeouts and 39 hits allowed in 56.1 innings. He also hit .349 with eight doubles, five home runs and 37 RBIs.  After the season he also attended the Perfect Game USA showcase and was rated a top 10 round draft pick.  He also played in the World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) world championship in Jupiter, Fla. as a pitcher with the Texas Sundevils. Among 813 pitchers in the tournament Hebert ranked 21st in velocity, with a average of 87.89 mph and at least two pitches over 90 mph.
Perfect Game USA had this to say about him:
Chaz Hebert is a 2011 LHP with a 6-2 180 lb. frame from Breaux Bridge, LA who attends Breaux Bridge HS. Slender projectable pitcher's body. Big leg raise delivery, lands closed with front side, 3/4's release point, arm is loose and fast, ball comes out easily. Upper 80's fastball, touch 89, more in there, has good FB life around the plate. Big slow curveball for strikes, didn't see change up. Easy low 90's type arm with mechanical adjustments and added strength, just developing off speed. Project to follow closely. Verbal commitment to Louisiana Lafayette.

During his senior year he was selected as the District 6-4A MVP and received Class 4A All-State honors as a senior, posting a 6-2 record with a 1.36 ERA. The lanky lefty also struck out 86 batters in 56.2 innings, relying on a fastball that has touched 92 miles per hour.  Baseball America selected him to go in the 6th to 15th round so it looks like the Yankees may have gotten a steal here if he chooses them over college.

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