DeAngelo Mack Agrees To Terms With New York Yankees
June 15, 2009
Columbia, S.C. - South Carolina outfielder DeAngelo Mack has agreed to terms and will sign a contract with the New York Yankees. A 13th round selection in last week's MLB Draft, Mack earned second-team All-SEC honors this year at Carolina and led the Gamecocks in hitting with a .361 batting average (92-for-255) with 14 HR and 60 RBI as well. Mack will start his career with the Staten Island Yankees in the short-season New York-Penn League.
"It's been a great ride at South Carolina," said Mack. "Playing for Carolina was a dream come true and I enjoyed my four years with the program. It's hard to leave. The fans have been great; I've played with a great group of teammates. Coach Tanner and the coaching staff have been excellent and I enjoyed my time. I'm proud to be a Gamecock."
MACK'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2009 - Earned second team All-SEC honors in the outfield ... 2-for-6 with two runs scored in 12-2 win over East Carolina at NCAA Regional (5/30) ... 2-for-4 in 4-1 loss to LSU at SEC Tournament (5/22) ... 1-for-4 with two RBI in 9-5 win over Alabama at SEC Tournament (5/20) ... 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a double in 9-2 win over USC Upstate (5/12) ... 2-for-5 with game-winning two-run single in 15-12 win at Tennessee (5/9) ... 7-for-12 (.583) series vs. Vanderbilt with three homers and five RBI ... 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI in 11-3 win over Vanderbilt (5/3) ... Career-high four hits and two homers in 14-5 win over Vanderbilt (5/2) ... 2-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored in 9-5 loss to Florida (4/26) ... 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in 8-3 loss to Florida (4/25) ... Earned Tom Price Award as South Carolina MVP for the SC-Clemson series ... 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in 12-2 loss to Clemson (4/22) ... 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored and three RBI in 10-4 win over Auburn (4/19) ... 3-for-5 with a RBI and run scored in 8-3 win over Auburn (4/17) ... 2-for-5 with a homer, four RBI and a game-winning two-run single in the ninth inning in 7-6 win over Clemson (4-7) ... 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in 10-0 win vs. Furman (4/1) ... Key RBI base hit in 4-2 win at Kentucky (3/29) ... 3-for-4 with game-winning RBI single in 2-1 win over Georgia Southern (3/25) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI and run scored in 14-2 win at College of Charleston (3/24) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI in 10-3 loss to LSU (3/21) ... 3-for-5 with two runs scored, also tied career-high with four RBI in 15-0 win at Furman (3/18) ... 2-for-4 with solo home run in 6-0 win vs. Davidson (3/17) ... Solo home run in 16-8 loss to Wofford (3/11) ... 3-for-6 with a pair of RBI and two runs scored in 13-3 win over Old Dominion (3/10) ... 3-for-4, two runs, three RBI, first multi-homer game of career in 7-5 win over Long Beach State (3/7) ... 2-for-6 with two runs and two RBI and a homer in 15-8 win over Long Beach State (3/6) ... 3-for-4 with a run scored, double, triple and a RBI in 6-4 win over Charleston Southern (3/4) ... Game-winning solo home run in ninth inning of 3-1 win at Clemson (2/28) ... Strong opening series vs. Duquesne hitting .375 (3-for-8) with a pair of homers, five runs scored and six RBI ... 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in 6-0 win vs. Duquesne (2/23) ... 1-for-2 with a three-run homer and three runs scored in 13-0 win vs. Duquesne (2/21).
2008 - Came on in the second half of the season and was named to 2008 NCAA Regional All-Tournament team ... Went 2-for-2 with a double, homer, RBI and two runs scored in 5-4 loss to NC State in NCAA Regional (5/31) ... 2-for-6 with a three-run homer in 15-8 win over Charlotte in NCAA Regional (5/30) ... 1-for-4 with two runs scored in 11-3 win vs. Florida at SEC Tournament (5/22) ... 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs scored and three RBI in 12-11 loss at Arkansas (5/9) ... 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI along with two stolen bases in 10-5 win at Wofford (5/7) ... 2-for-4 with a home run, triple and career-high four RBI in 9-6 win over Western Carolina (4/8) ... Hit solo home run and also walked in 6-2 win vs. Kentucky (3/30) ... 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and two runs scored in 13-1 win at College of Charleston (3/18) ... Homered vs. Yale (3/11) ... Hit first career home run in 10-2 win over Duquesne (3/8) ... 3-for-4 with three runs in 15-4 win over Duquesne (3/7) ... Went 1-for-3 with a double, two hit by pitches, two runs scored and a RBI in 22-5 win over East Carolina (2/23) ... Played in the summer for Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League with Gamecock teammate Whit Merrifield ... Finished summer season in CCL with a .273 batting average (42-for-154), 20 runs scored, nine doubles, a triple, a home run and 19 RBI, also stole eight bases.
2007 - Competed in seven games as a reserve outfielder and pinch runner ... Tallied first career hit and RBI with single in 12-3 win over The Citadel (5/9) ... Scored first career run in win over Brown (3/9) ... 2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll member.
2006 - Squad member that did not see any action and took a redshirt ... Played in the summer with the Columbia Blowfish of the Coastal Plain League.