MLB Draft

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Yankees Lock Up First-Round Pick Ty Hensley

Hensley just took his first step to one day donning pinstripes. The 18-year-old hurler has agreed to terms with the Yankees.

07/13/2012

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Yankees Draft Pick Assigned To Charleston After Vowing Never To Live In SC

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.

07/12/2012

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Zack Wheeler, Wilmer Flores To Represent Mets At MLB All-Star Futures Game

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.

06/21/2012

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Coleman: Mets Take A Look At The Future With Top Picks Cecchini, Plawecki

Gavin Cecchini’s idol while he was growing up? Well, that would be a shortstop on the other side of town — the Yankees’ Derek Jeter.

06/18/2012

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Schwei: Subway Series And A Look At The Mets’ Draft

For the first time since interleague play began in 1997, Mariano Rivera will not be part of the Yankees-Mets matchup.

06/08/2012

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Yankees Top Pick Ty Hensley Hopes For Quick Rise To Big Leagues

Hensley is in a New York state of mind. The 18-year-old hurler from Edmond Santa Fe High School in Oklahoma said Tuesday that he plans to sign with the Bombers at the expense of his college commitment to Mississippi.

06/06/2012

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Yankees Pick High-School Hurler Ty Hensley 30th Overall In MLB Draft

The Yankees drafted surefire Hall of Famer Derek Jeter 20 years ago last Friday. On Monday, New York used their top pick on a young hurler who they think could become a star in the Bronx.

06/05/2012

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Good-Luck Charm: Mets Draft Pick Gavin Cecchin Was At Johan Santana’s No-Hitter

Gavin Cecchini went to New York for a pre-draft workout and wound up a witness to one of the greatest nights in Mets history.

06/05/2012

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Rule Changes, Talent Concerns Mark MLB Draft

Allotted spending caps based on the number and placement of team’s picks, and an earlier signing deadline are among the changes clubs will navigate around this year.

06/03/2012

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Brien Taylor, Yankees’ Former No. 1 Pick, Charged With Cocaine Trafficking

After being selected No. 1 overall by the Yankees in the 1991 MLB draft, Taylor was expected to take the Bronx by storm. On Thursday, the former prospect was arrested on drug charges.

WFAN–03/02/2012

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Brandon Nimmo, Mets’ Newly Minted Millionaire Prospect, Heaps Praise On David Wright

Brandon Nimmo had some anxious moments before he finally signed his first pro contract, more than he felt on draft night when the Mets surprisingly nabbed him in the first round.

WFAN–08/17/2011

MLB First Year Player Draft

Yankees Sign Top Draft Pick Dante Bichette Jr.

ichette has agreed to a contract with the New York Yankees, who assigned their top draft pick and former Florida prep star to the club’s rookie-level team in Tampa.

WFAN–06/18/2011

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Schwei: Mets’ Carlos Beltran Joins 800 Club

Carlos Beltran leads the Mets in home runs and runs batted in so far in 2011, but he also leads the club in games played this season and last week, Beltran appeared in his 800th career game with New York.

WFAN–06/14/2011

Yankees draft pick Dante Bichette, Jr., way back in the 2005 Little League World Series. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images).

For Yankees Draft Pick Dante Bichette Jr. And ‘Uncle Joe’ Girardi, Ties Run Deep

Yankees manager Joe Girardi got to know Dante Bichette Jr. long before New York selected him with its first pick in the baseball draft. Now, Girardi could get a chance to guide the slugging 18-year-old as a budding big league ballplayer.

WFAN–06/08/2011

Brandon Nimmo (credit: AP Photo/Tim Kupsick)

Mets Gamble, Draft Wyoming OF Brandon Nimmo With 13th Pick

It was the day before Mother’s Day and Mets executive Paul DePodesta had a prospect to go see. “‘This one better be worth it,'” his wife told him. “Fortunately, it was,” DePodesta said.

WFAN–06/07/2011

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