Hensley could be “a high-end starter”

The Yankees have released the following statement from vice president of amateur scouting Damon Oppenheimer, regarding first-round Draft pick Ty Hensley:

“We’re excited to get a guy with such a high ceiling. He has the ideal body for a high school pitcher, as well as power stuff, and has the ability to be a high-end starter. He’s demonstrated a quality makeup and has shown himself to be a hard worker, which makes him a quality pick for us.”

The Edmond Santa Fe (Okla.) High School right-hander checks in at 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds. He is said to top out at 94 mph, with his best pitch being a power curveball.

“I model my game after Roger Clemens, my mechanics, but I try to be like Roy Halladay by being efficient,” Hensley told the MLB Network in a pre-Draft interview, adding that his typical pre-game meal is from Chipotle and that his favorite movie is ‘Bull Durham.’

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