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MLB Draft 2017: Grading the Yankees’ eighth round pick - RHP Kyle Zurak

In a totally unprecedented move, the Yankees took another right-handed pitcher. Grade the move!

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The Yankees have made eight selections in this year’s MLB Draft and six of them have been right-handed pitchers so far. Kyle Zurak from Radford was the latest of those right-handers.

Zurak had a fantastic season for Radford this season as their closer, having a much better season as a senior that he had ever had. Although he profiles as a reliever at the next level, it seems like the potential is there for him to find lots of success.

He struck out a career-high 73 batters in 60 innings for the Highlanders in 2017. He led the league with a 1.03 ERA and had the sixth-most strikeouts in the Big South. It’s comforting to see one of these guys coming off a strong season instead of the other way around.

You can read Pinstripe Alley’s write-up on Kyle Zurak here.

You can watch video of Zurak in action here:

Are you happy with this pick? Let us know in the poll and comments below.

Poll

What grade do you give the Yankees’ eighth pick?

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  • 43%
    A
    (50 votes)
  • 39%
    B
    (45 votes)
  • 13%
    C
    (15 votes)
  • 2%
    D
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    F
    (1 vote)
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