The Yankees completed the business of their 2020 draft today by signing their fourth-round pick, right-handed pitcher Beck Way. With that, the team has signed all three of their draft picks, including first-round pick Austin Wells, and third-rounder Trevor Hauver, who was reported signed last night.
MLB’s Jim Callis reports that Way, a 20-year-old coming out of Northwest Florida State Junior college, signed for $600K, about $160K over slot for the 129th pick. The deal means the Yankees convinced Way to forgo his commitment to LSU, where he was due to transfer this fall. Way rated in the top 100 on a few public big boards ahead of the draft, so it makes some sense the Yankees had to go over slot to bring him into the organization.
Jack Curry indicated that Hauver signed for $587K, exactly the slot amount for the 99th pick. Hauver, a 21-year-old second baseman and outfielder, was drafted as a junior out of Arizona State. He put up a .964 OPS in college and was rated as the 130th-best prospect in the draft by MLB Pipeline.
That pretty much puts a wrap on the 2020 draft season for the Yankees. Thanks to the league’s decision slash 35 rounds from the process in order to save money during the pandemic, the Yankees have added just three new prospects to their farm through the draft, though they have also signed a number of undrafted free agents.