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MLB Draft 2019: Yankees select Spencer Henson 285th overall

In the ninth round, the Yankees selected a first baseman.

New York Yankees v Philadelphia Phillies, Game 3 Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

It has been quite a busy day, but the draft is starting to wind down now. The Yankees love college pitchers, which explains how they already collected five of them today. With their ninth-round pick, though, they turned towards the infield and selected Spencer Henson at 285th overall. The large first baseman checks in at six-foot-two, 235 pounds and hails from Oral Roberts University.

Henson failed to rank on Baseball America’s Top 500 list, and didn’t crack’s Top 200 either, so scouting reports are limited. The big right-hander worked as a two-way player throughout his college years. He tossed 34.2 innings over the past three years, but primarily contributed with his bat since 2018. Henson slashed .362/.509/.768 with 19 home runs across 177 at-bats in 2019.

There’s just one more round to go today! We’ll see if the Yankees go back to another college arm.