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MLB Draft 2019: Grading the Yankees’ 38th overall pick - TJ Sikkema

What do you think of the Yankees’ second pick?

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The Yankees don’t usually get a compensation pick, but this year they received a Competitive Balance Round A pick from the Reds as part of the Sonny Gray trade. With the 38th overall pick, they pivoted from high school infielder to college pitcher and selected TJ Sikkema.

Sikkema is a big left-hander out of Missouri. He has worked as both a starter and closer during his college years, so he can do it all. He’ll probably get a chance to be a starting pitcher, but scouts think he’ll stick in the majors as a lefty reliever at the very least.

If you missed it, we have a full write up on Sikkema. Get to know him better here:

What do you think of the Yankees’ taking Sikkema with their second pick of the night? Vote in the poll below, and let us know in the comments.


What grade do you give the Yankees’ second pick?

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  • 30%
    (288 votes)
  • 41%
    (399 votes)
  • 20%
    (192 votes)
  • 5%
    (51 votes)
  • 2%
    (26 votes)
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