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New York Yankees selected Jonathan Holder in the sixth round of the MLB Draft

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For the second consecutive day two Mississippi State pitchers were drafted by the New York Yankees.

In the sixth round, a day after picking Jake Lindgren in the second round, the Yankees selected Jonathan Holder.

The Coast-duo were the first two Bulldog players picked in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.

Holder was selected 182nd overall and is projected to be offered $237,600.  The Yankees have until July 18 to agree on a deal with Holder.  If the two sides can't come up with a deal, Holder can return to Mississippi State for his senior season.

Holder has compiled the most saves, 28, in Mississippi State baseball history.  He closed out the 2014 season with seven saves, a 7-1 record and a 2.22 earned run average.   Holder tossed 71 strikeouts in 52 2/3 innings.

He and Lindgren played a round of golf Friday and Tyler Bouldin will have an update on both Lindgren and Holder on WLOX at ten.

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