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The immediate future of MLB couldn’t be more in question. However, attention around the league, at least momentarily, turned to the game’s next wave at the MLB Draft.
Yankees fans, specifically, are excited for what is to come. More than 50 percent of Yankees fans gave the team an B-grade for their first-round selection of catcher Austin Wells out of Arizona. New York selected the left-handed hitter with the 28th pick in the first round.
The Yankees made three selections during the truncated five-round draft, selecting a catcher, an infielder and a pitcher. You can read about Wells, Trevor Hauver, and Beck Way here.
As a class, two-thirds of Yankees fans gave the team a B.
Despite the excitement now, most fans don’t think any of the newly-drafted players will make an impact on the big-league team for a few seasons. More than 90 percent of fans don’t expect a player to break through until at least next season – assuming there is a 2020 season – with the highest percentage looking to 2022.
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