Final numbers on the ’09 Yankees Draft
Prior to Monday’s midnight deadline, the Yankees signed their first-round pick of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, OF Slade Heathcott…in addition, the club announced the signings of C J.R. Murphy (2nd rd.), RHP Caleb Cotham (5th rd.), LHP Samuel Elam (8th rd.), RHP Graham Stoneburner (14th rd.), RHP Bryan Mitchell (16th rd.), OF Joseph Talerico (21st rd.), OF Judd Golson (31st rd.), RHP Mariel Checo (41st rd.) and LHP Evan DeLuca (44th rd.)…the club signed each of their top eight picks, 14 of their top 15 and 27 of 49 overall selections…Heathcott and Murphy will report to the GCL; Cotham will go to Staten Island.