Yankees director of amateur scouting Damon Oppenheimer said they picked a kid who has “exceptional strikeout numbers.” Exceptional indeed.
The Mets have made a habit in recent years of taking high schoolers with their top pick in the MLB draft. They bucked that trend on Thursday night.
Clarkin, one of the team’s three draft picks in the opening round, has agreed to a slot-money deal worth $1,650,100, WFAN and CBSSports.com insider Jon Heyman reported.
Brett Gardner has been very hot, but has anybody noticed Jayson Nix?
On a conference call Friday, Clarkin said he was sorry. He said the remarks were taken out of context and meant to tease his mother, a Yankees fan.
Forty years after taking local boy Lee Mazzilli in the first round of the 1973 amateur draft, the Mets selected his son, University of Connecticut second baseman LJ Mazzilli.
Aaron Judge toured Yankee Stadium with eight other prospects Thursday and daydreamed about roaming the outfield there someday. After being drafted in the first round by the Yankees, that could become a reality in a few years.
While Darryl Strawberry was an outfielder and Smith is primarily a first baseman, they already have something in common: a sweet-looking swing from the left side of the plate.
A few things to know about this year’s Major League Baseball first-year player draft.
Historically, Greg Luzinski (Philadelphia 1968) appeared in the most games (1,821) and hit the most home runs (307) of any player chosen with the 11th pick.
“We continue to look, but I think, realistically at this point, there’s not a lot left on the shelf,” Alderson said Sunday.
Taylor has been sentenced to 38 months in prison after pleading guilty in August to distributing crack cocaine.
Hensley just took his first step to one day donning pinstripes. The 18-year-old hurler has agreed to terms with the Yankees.
Yankees draft pick Rob Refsnyder recently tweeted he’d “never live in South Carolina because they can’t accept Asians playing baseball.” Turns out he would eventually land — where else? — in South Carolina.
Mets fans will get a glimpse of the future next month when right-handed pitcher Zack Wheeler and shortstop/third baseman Wilmer Flores take part in the MLB All-Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.