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Yankees sign top pick Eric Jagielo

The Yanks have officially added another Irish grad.
The Yanks have officially added another Irish grad.
Joe Robbins

Jason put together a solid update on how the rest of the draft picks are faring, and to add to that, this news just came across the wire:

It's great news that it did not take long for the Yankees to sign Jagielo, who seems to be considered their best top pick since Slade Heathcott in '09 (if not better). Callis also addressed some comparisons that fans have made to the Yankees' 2003 first-round third baseman bust, Eric Duncan, noting that Jagielo has "more pop" and proved himself against better comparisons. I'll also chime in that there's a fairly obvious difference between high school third basemen and collegiate third baseman. Notre Dame likely made Jagielo more polished than Seton Hall Prep did for Duncan.

According to MLB Trade Rumors, Jagielo was ranked 16th in the Top 500 Draft Prospects by Baseball America, 26th by ESPN's Keith Law, and 37th by's Jonathan Mayo. Check out Tanya's writeup on Jagielo for more. Since fellow college draftee Derek Toadvine is headed for Short-Season-A Staten Island, it would make sense for Jagielo to report there as well, though nothing has been announced just yet.

UPDATE: Jagielo will indeed report to Staten Island, but he tweaked his hamstring, so it will be a few weeks before he joins the team. He's a Yankee already.

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