Round 21, Pick 637: IF Mitchell Robinson
University of British Columbia, 6’3, 200 lbs
Robinson hit .361 with eight home runs for British Columbia in the 2017-2018 season. His power game is still in development, as his head coach explained to Steve Ewen of The Province that Robinson is “...starting to show he can drive the ball over people’s heads.” He split his time between third base and the outfield, but the Yankees view him as an infielder.
Round 22, Pick 667: P Keegan Curtis
University of Louisiana at Monroe, 6’0, 175 lbs
Curtis pitched to a 2.88 ERA across 34 innings in 2018. It was his breakout season, the first with a sub-4.00 ERA. He’s another high strikeout right-hander (12.3 K/9) who found success after moving to the bullpen.
Round 23, Pick 697: RHR Justin Wilson
Vanderbilt University, 6’0, 175 lbs
The Yankees must love relief pitchers named Justin Wilson. The 21-year-old pitched to a 7.59 ERA over 10.2 innings at Vanderbilt this season. He can also catch, but New York views him strictly as a pitcher. He works with a three-pitch mix of a fastball, curveball, and changeup.
Round 24, Pick 727: RHP Blakely Brown
Georgia Southern (GA), 6’0, 165 lbs
Brown pitched to a 6.92 ERA in the 2017 season for Georgia. He transferred to Georgia Southern following that season and was ineligible to play in 2018. Brown works with an “electric” fastball and breaking ball combination.
Round 25, Pick 757: RHR Sean Boyle
Dallas Baptist U, 6’1, 205 lbs
The Yankees picked up yet another right-handed reliever. Boyle transferred to Dallas Baptist from Suffolk County CC. He finished the 2018 season with a 3.60 ERA over 35 innings with 10.3 K/9 and 2.38 BB/9.
Round 26, Pick 787: C Jack Thoreson
St. Mary’s College, 6’1, 200 lbs
Thoreson hit .288/.407/.516 with nine home runs this year. A two-time WCC Player of the Week, he stood out as the team’s best bat. Thoreson has a strong arm, having thrown out 13 attempted baserunners.
Round 27, Pick 817: 1B Michael Gasper
Bryant University (RI), 5’10, 205 lbs
Also known as Mickey, Gasper hit .340/.468/.539 with eight home runs this year. He’s a bat-first prospect, hitting .325 at the Cape Cod League. While a catcher for Bryant University, the Yankees announced him as a first baseman. This makes sense considering questions existed surrounding his ability to stay behind the plate.
Round 28, Pick 847: 3B Max Burt
Northeastern University (MA), 6’2, 185 lbs
Burt hit .272/.327/.362 with three home runs this season for Northeastern. Known as the team’s ironman, he collected over 200 career hits and started over 200 games for the Huskies. He’s a thoroughly solid player with a quality, but not extraordinary, glove and bat.
Round 29, Pick 877: P Jackson Bertsch
Liberty University, 6’3, 225 lbs
Bertsch is a right-handed pitcher who tossed 75 innings worth of 3.94 ERA ball in 2018. He also had a strong strikeout rate with 10.27 K/9. While primarily a starter, he did make a few relief appearances. He has a three-pitch repertoire, working with a fastball, changeup, and curveball.
Round 30, Pick 907: RHR Tyler Johnson
Gardner-Webb University, 6’0, 165 lbs
The Yankees picked up another righty with their 30th round pick. Johnson, who is exclusively a reliever, pitched to a 3.98 ERA over 40.2 innings this year. In a shocking turn of events, he’s a high-strikeout hurler, registering a 11.73 K/9. Johnson’s fastball hits the low-90s while his curveball and changeup sit in the low-to-mid-70s. He is the model of Yankees’ relief pitcher draft picks.