The 2018 MLB Draft is over, and now all that’s left to do is wait and see who decides to sign with the Yankees. Obviously looking to strengthen a current weakness in the farm system, the Yankees selected catchers in the first and second round, then picked four more before all was said and done. Don’t worry though, they still drafted plenty of right-handed pitchers. Their favorite.
Like in previous years, I’ve put together a list of the Yankees’ 2018 draft class, including their Twitter handle if they happen to have one. It typically takes a few days before players start making their decisions, but some have already done so. It will take even longer for their team assignments to become available. We’ll continue to update this post and the table as more information trickles out.
2018 Draft Tracker
|1 (23)||Anthony Seigler||Cartersville HS||6/20/1999||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|2 (61)||Josh Breaux||McLennan CC||10/7/1997||@Big_Boshy||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|3 (97)||Ryder Green||Karns HS||5/5/2000||@airryder25||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|4 (127)||Frank German||U North Florida||9/22/1997||@fgswift||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|5 (157)||Brandon Lockridge||Troy University||3/14/1997||@Brandon_Lock2||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|6 (187)||Rodney Hutchison||North Carolina||8/9/1996||@rodhutch9||Signed||SI Yankees|
|7 (217)||Daniel Bies||Gonzaga||4/9/1996||@DBies21||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|8 (247)||Connor Van Hoose||Bucknell U||2/1/1996||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|9 (277)||Mick Vorhof||Grand Canyon U||9/7/1995||@MickVorhof||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|10 (307)||Josh Maciejewski||UNC Charlotte||8/14/1995||@J_Maciejewski22||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|11 (337)||Tanner Myatt||Florence-Darlington Tech||5/21/1998||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|12 (367)||Matt Pita||Virginia Military Institute||4/21/1997||@Matt_Pita||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|13 (397)||Isaiah Pasteur||George Washington U||6/19/1996||@IsaiahPasteur06||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|14 (427)||Kyle Gray||West Virginia U||3/25/1997||@TheKyleGray9||Signed||SI Yankees|
|15 (457)||Nick Ernst||Miami University (OH)||8/27/1996||@NickyE123||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|16 (487)||Derek Craft||University of Texas - San Antonio||7/11/1996||@pitchDMC||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|17 (517)||Barrett Loseke||U Arkansas Fayetteville||11/12/1996||@bloseke4||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|18 (547)||Alex Guerrero||Eagle HS (ID)||3/10/2000||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|19 (577)||Alex Junior||Tennessee Tech U||5/28/1996||@JuniorCloud9||Signed||SI Yankees|
|20 (607)||Marcus Evey||Tennessee Tech U||8/4/1997||@EveyMarcus||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|21 (637)||Mitchell Robinson||U British Columbia||3/17/1996||@mitchrobinson44||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|22 (667)||Keegan Curtis||U Louisiana Monroe||9/30/1995||@Curtis_Keegan06||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|23 (697)||Justin Wilson||Vanderbilt U||9/9/1996||@j_wilson015||Signed||Pulaski|
|24 (727)||Blakely Brown||Georgia Southern||8/20/1996||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|25 (757)||Sean Boyle||Dallas Baptist U||10/29/1996||@SeanCBoyle||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|26 (787)||Jack Thoreson||St Marys College||6/25/1995||@jacksonthor_28||Signed||SI Yankees|
|27 (817)||Mickey Gasper||Bryant University (RI)||10/11/1995||@_Mick_the_Kid_||Signed||Pulaski|
|28 (847)||Max Burt||Northeastern (MA)||8/28/1996||@Maxburt14||Signed||Pulaski|
|29 (877)||Jackson Bertsch||Liberty U||2/14/1995||@jacksonbertsch||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|30 (907)||Tyler Johnson||Gardner-Webb U||7/12/1996||@the2ndthor||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|31 (937)||Patrick Winkel||Amity Regional HS (CT)||1/27/2000||@patrick_winkel||Won't sign||N/A|
|32 (967)||Sincere Smith||East Bladen HS||3/13/2000||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|33 (997)||Charlie Ruegger||Stevens Institute of Technology||7/14/1997||@CharlieRuegger||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|34 (1027)||Matt McGarry||Belmont Abbey College||3/24/1996||@mmcgarry_24||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|35 (1057)||Austin Wells||Bishop Gorman HS (NV)||7/12/1999||@wellsius16||Won't sign||N/A|
|36 (1087)||Jack Anderson||Jesuit HS (FL)||11/23/1999||@jack112399||Won't sign||N/A|
|37 (1117)||Landon Marceaux||Destrehan HS (LA)||10/8/1999||@Landeaux11||Won't sign||N/A|
|38 (1147)||Daniel Metzdorf||Boston College||5/28/1996||@DanMETZdorf||Won't sign||N/A|
|39 (1177)||Brady Allen||George Jenkins HS (FL)||9/3/1999||@bradyallen3312||Won't sign||N/A|
|40 (1207)||Reid Anderson||Brown U||9/6/1995||@YouKnowTaco||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
6/9: Good news: Anthony Seigler stated that he “definitely” intends to sign with the Yankees.
Josh Maciejewski has already signed his contract.
Alex Junior, Keegan Curtis, Mickey Gasper, Matt Pita, and Nick Ernst have all added the Yankees organization to their Twitter bio, so it’s safe to assume that they have signed or will sign.
Max Burt also tweeted this and tagged Gasper:
Alex Guerrero signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Washington, but after being selected by the Yankees said that he was 99.9% sure that he’d skip college and sign with the team.
Landon Marceaux’s Twitter indicates that he will honor his college commitment and attend LSU.
6/9 part two: That was fast. Seigler has officially signed for $2.8 million (slot value).
The #Yankees have signed six of their top 10 @MLBDraft picks, including 1st rd pick C Anthony Seigler (23rd overall)… others include RHP Frank German (rd. 4), OF Brandon Lockridge (rd. 5), RHP Connor Van Hoose (rd. 8), RHP Mick Vorhof (rd. 9) and LHP Josh Maciejewski (rd. 10).— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) June 9, 2018
Derek Craft headed to Tampa today. Mitchell Robinson and Reid Anderson updated their Twitter bios to say that they are in the Yankees org.
6/12: Joshua Breaux signed today! The Yankees have officially signed nine of their top 12 picks now.
It’s official. @Big_Boshy is now a member of the @Yankees organization. Congratulations Josh! You have worked your tail off and God has seen fit to bless you. @jobieblake and I are so proud of you. Can’t wait to see what is next. pic.twitter.com/fosELN4QmX— James Breaux (@jimmybob72) June 12, 2018
Sincere Smith has also signed.
6/14: Kyle Gray, Marcus Evey, and Matt McGarry each updated their Twitter bios to say that they are in the Yankees organization.
6/15: Brady Allen will attend the University of South Carolina.
6/18: Austin Wells’ Twitter indicates that he will attend U of A.
6/21: Sean Boyle has signed. Updated to include several roster assignments.
6/21 part two: Jackson Bertsch updated his Twitter bio to say that he is part of the Yankees organization.
6/22: More roster assignments added.
6/23: Tyler Johnson signed and has been assigned to the GCL Yankees East.
6/25: Jack Thoreson signed and joined the Staten Island Yankees.
6/26: Isaiah Pasteur added the Yankees organization to his Twitter bio.
6/28: The Yankees have officially signed their top 16 picks.
6th-rder Rodney Hutchison signs w/@Yankees for $197,500 (pick 187 value = $247,600). North Carolina RHP, up to 95 w/sink from low three-quarters slot, slider & changeup have their moments too. @MLBDraft— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 25, 2018
Blakely Brown also added the Yankees organization to his Instagram bio. Jack Anderson will attend Florida State University.
7/1: Justin Wilson added the Yankees organization to his Twitter bio.
7/5: Added several more roster assignments.
7/6: Today is the deadline for players to sign. The Yankees were only waiting on three players: Barrett Loseke, Charlie Ruegger, and Dan Metzdorf. According to MLB’s draft tracker, Loseke signed for $125,000.
7/9: Charlie Ruegger signed at the last minute, Dan Metzdorf did not. Most of the roster assignment have been added, with the exception of those for Blakely Brown and Ruegger.
7/18: Blakely Brown has been assigned to GCL Yankees East.
7/20: Charlie Ruegger, the lone straggler, joined the GCL Yankees East. That’s everybody! This will be the final update here, but you can follow everyone’s progress in our daily minor league recaps.