Yankees have officially agreed with nine Draft picks
Here’s a quick update on the players that the Yankees have officially signed from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft:
2B Ty McFarland, James Madison University (10th round, #302), RHP Matthew Borens, Eastern Illinois University (11th round, #332), 1B Bo Thompson, The Citadel (13th round, #392), RHP Joe Harvey, University of Pittsburgh (19th round, #572), C Collin Slaybaugh, Washington State University (26th round, #782), OF Griffin Gordon, Jacksonville State University (27th round, #812), RHP Matt Wotherspoon, University of Pittsburgh (34th round, #1022), 2B Ryan Lindemuth, The College of William & Mary (37th round, #1112), RHP Andre Del Bosque, University of Houston-Victoria (38th round, #1142).
As Lou DiPietro runs down over at YESNetwork.com, the Yankees are making progress with several of their top picks. That group includes second-round left-hander Jacob Lindgren, who has indicated that he intends to sign and is traveling to Tampa for his physical.
“Everybody dreams of playing for the New York Yankees, wear the pinstripes, and it’s just kind of a dream come true,” Lindgren said on a conference call last week. “I never really thought I’d have this opportunity, especially with the Yankees.”
General manager Brian Cashman has indicated that Lindgren would begin his professional career at Class-A Charleston once his deal is complete.
Various reports also have indicated that the Yankees will sign third round right-hander Austin DeCarr, fourth round left-hander Jordan Montgomery and fifth round right-hander Jordan Foley.
The Yankees have also made the following post-draft free agent signings: C Jake Hernandez (University of Southern California), RHP Travis Hissong (Wright State University), and RHP Matt Marsh (Liberty University).