Yankees sign first-round pick Eric Jagielo, 12 others

The Yankees have agreed to terms with 3B Eric Jagielo, the club’s first of three first-round picks (26th pick overall) in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Notre Dame University.

The 26th overall selection in last week’s First-Year Player Draft, Jagielo will receive slot value with a signing bonus of a little more than $1,839,400, MLB.com has confirmed.

The 2013 Big East Player of the Year, Jagielo batted .388 with nine home runs during his junior campaign with the Fighting Irish. He led the conference with a .500 on-base percentage and a .633 slugging percentage.

A 21-year-old product of the Chicago area, Jagielo also clubbed 13 home runs in the Cape Cod League this year. He said on a conference call last week that he sees a chance to move up quickly through the Yankees organization at third base.

“I definitely see an opportunity,” Jagielo said. “That was the biggest thing, hoping I would be drafted by some team that I can see myself in the future at the big league level at third base.”

The Yankees also inked SS Tyler Wade (fourth rd), RHP David Palladino (fifth), SS John Murphy (sixth), RHP Philip Walby (12th), RHP Cale Coshow (13th), LHP Caleb Smith (14th), CF Jordan Barnes (15th), 2B Derek Toadvine (22nd), RHP Sam Agnew-Wieland (24th), C Trent Garrison (28th), SS Kevin Cornelius (31) and 2B Hector Crespo (34th).



Last thing this team can afford to do is miss out on a top prospect to college as it did with Gerit Cole. This team is really lacking in major league ready pitching prospects and has drafted very poorly in recent years.


Ian Clarkin is the stud draftee, but will be a hard sign because he is a H.S. grad only
and unless Yanks fork over big $, he will go to college and Yanks will lose him.
It was worth a shot drafting him because of his skill set but tough to not be able to sign a first round pick, albeit a supplemental pick.


The Yankees have said they’re confident Clarkin will sign.


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