The Yankees took right-handed pitcher Brooks Kriske out of the University of Southern California in the sixth round at 188th overall. He was ranked at 295th overall and 41st in the state of California by Baseball America, making him yet another arm out of Southern California. Perfect Game also has him 292nd overall and 112th among all right-handers.
Spending his entire collegiate career with USC, the 22-year-old senior has a chance to be a fast-moving reliever in the Yankees' system. In 2016, he made a name for himself, surging to the top of prospect lists thanks to a 2.55 ERA with a 2.80 K/BB and six saves in 35.1 innings over 26 games. He was ranked by Fangraphs to be among the top pitchers in the Pac-12 back in March.