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First-round pick Ty Hensley set to begin Yankees career

Ty Hensley, the Yankees’ first round pick in the June First-Year Player Draft, is set to begin his professional career.

According to Chase Parham, the right-hander signed for $1.2 million – a tick below the recommended slot bonus of $1.6 million – after a MRI showed an abnormality in his right shoulder. However, Hensley is said to be asymptomatic and is currently in the high 90′s with his fastball velocity.

Hensley had said that he was eager to get his pro career underway and anticipated a quick agreement with the Yankees. He took to Twitter last night to announce the good news:

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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