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MLB Draft 2021: Yankees select Brock Selvidge 92nd overall

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With their third selection, the Yankees went with a lefty hurler out of high school.

2021 Major Leauge Baseball Draft Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images

With their third selection, the Yankees stuck with pitching, taking left-handed pitcher Brock Selvidge. The 18-year-old Selvidge stands in at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, and graduated from Hamilton High School in Arizona.

Selvidge showed power potential as a teenage player, as MLB Pipeline notes he ran “up to 96 mph with his fastball, sitting comfortably at 90-92 mph, throwing it with armside run”. His primary secondary is a slider that sits in the low 80s. He also possesses a curve and a changeup, but scouts say he rarely throws either. Baseball America didn’t love what they saw from him during his senior season:

The development of the secondary pitches hasn’t advanced, all grading as below-average pitches, and he abandoned the use of a curveball earlier this season. The life and movement on his fastball have also been below-average

Selvidge reportedly has a solid commitment to LSU, so the Yankees will have to convince him to turn pro. BA had Selvidge as their 141st-ranked prospect, while MLB had him at 131. The Yankees must have taken a liking to the lefty if Selvidge might be a tough sign and profiles as a slight reach, though taking him early likely is the best way to entice him to forego his college plans.