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MLB Draft 2017: Grading the Yankees’ first pick - Clarke Schmidt

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What grade do you give the Yankees’ first pick?

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The Yankees’ first selection is in and the team has picked right-handed pitcher Clarke Schmidt from the University of South Carolina. Schmidt underwent Tommy John surgery in April after tearing his UCL while serving as the Gamecocks’ Friday night starter.

It was a departure from everything the Yankees had been linked to in mock drafts to this point, and it seems like a move that could allow them to save some money for later picks. Ideally they’d get the best pick with their earliest selection, but that’s not always how it works.

Here is Pinstripe Alley’s write-up on Schmidt in case you missed it.

Here is a video of Schmidt in action:

Give the Yankees a grade based on their first draft in the poll below. How do you think they did? Are you happy with the selection? Who would you have preferred instead? Let us know in the comments below.

Poll

What grade do you give the Yankees’ first pick?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    A
    (154 votes)
  • 27%
    B
    (420 votes)
  • 33%
    C
    (498 votes)
  • 16%
    D
    (247 votes)
  • 12%
    F
    (190 votes)
1509 votes total Vote Now