Randy Yard

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 2 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 1 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-0, 165 lb
School  Palm Desert
Hometown  Palm Desert, CA USA
Summer Team  ABD Bulldogs
Fall Team  ABD Bulldogs
MLB Draft 
Round 36 by Reds in 2011
Round 37 by Braves in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 California - All Region Players
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - RHP
6'1" RHP, Mid-upper 80's, good CB, can really pitch, 89 and great game in WWBA Jupiter
CA State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - RHP

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2006 California Uncommitted Showcase   Nov 04, 2006
PG Grade: 9
Randy Yard is a 2007 RHP with a 6'0'', 165 lb. frame from Palm Desert CA, who attends Palm Desert HS. Selected as a Top 10 Prospect at this event. Yard is a pitcher that is really coming on. In the last few months he has quickly been gaining velocity, while maintaining excellent feel and pitchability, especially with his secondary pitches. He is a lean, wiry bodied right-hander with a quick arm. Yard works from a high 3/4 slot and has a very clean, long arm action, with very good frontside extension. His arm is loose, as is his wrist, which helps him create such life on his pitches. He works easily and if he can continue to add strength on his frame, he is not finished gaining velocity. In this event he topped at 89 and sat in the 86-88 mph range. There is late life on his fastball and he located it well on both sides of the plate. Yard's curveball has tight spin and he throws it with good velocity (76 mph). If he can get that pitch into the low 80s, watch out. There was late action on his curveball, and on his change-up too, both thrown with excellent arm/hand speed. His feel of both those pitches is advanced and elicit lots of swing and misses from hitters. Yard is fun to watch pitch. He can carve up hitters with a quality three-pitch mix and is still developing all is stuff. Should be a great spring sign for some program and a follow for the local scouts.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.00
2.00 improvement beginning on Jun 10, 2006
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FB 89 mph
85.51% Rank
best 96  avg 84
 (2007 class in 2007)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
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