The 2017 MLB Draft is all wrapped up and now we just have to wait and see who decides to sign with the Yankees. The Yankees really knew what they wanted this year, and that turned out to be right-handed pitchers. They selected 17 RHPs during last year’s draft, but that number jumped up to 23 this year. You really never can have too much pitching.
|1 (16)||Clarke Schmidt||South Carolina||2/20/96||@ClarkeSchmidt||Signed||GCL Yankees West (60-day DL)|
|2 (54)||Matt Sauer||Righetti HS||1/21/99||@redsauers||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|3 (87)||Trevor Stephan||Arkansas||11/25/95||@tstep23||Signed||Staten Island|
|4 (122)||Canaan Smith||Rockwall-Heath HS||4/30/99||@CanaanSmith_||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|5 (152)||Glenn Otto||Rice||3/11/96||@Otto_Glenn34||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|6 (182)||Dalton Lehnen||Augustana College||5/16/96||@DaltonLehnen||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|7 (212)||Dalton Higgins||Dallas Baptist||08/08/95||@DaltonHig||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|8 (242)||Kyle Zurak||Radford U||11/28/94||@kzurak2||Signed|
|9 (272)||Austin Gardner||U Texas Arlington||12/02/94||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|10 (302)||Chad Whitmer||Southern Illinois U Carbondale||5/11/95||@c_whit32||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|11 (332)||Shawn Semple||University of New Orleans||10/09/95||@ShawnSemple||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|12 (362)||Steven Sensley||University of Louisiana - Lafayette||09/06/95||@_SS27_||Signed||Pulaski|
|13 (392)||Eric Wagaman||Orange Coast College||8/14/97||@ericwagss||Signed||Pulaski|
|14 (422)||Harold Cortijo||Riverdale Baptist School||4/27/98||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|15 (452)||Aaron McGarity||Virginia Tech||1/31/95||@AaronMcGarity||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|16 (482)||Ricky Surum||U Mt Olive||12/07/94||@_slick_1||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|17 (512)||Chris Hess||U Rhode Island||12/03/94||@chrishess07||Signed||Staten Island|
|18 (542)||Garrett Whitlock||Alabama - Birmingham||6/11/96||Signed|
|19 (572)||Ron Marinaccio||U Delaware||07/01/95||@ronmarinaccio||Signed||GCL Yankees East|
|20 (602)||Ryan Lidge||Notre Dame||10/27/94||@The_Fridge36||Signed||Pulaski|
|21 (632)||Bryan Blanton||Catawba College||12/19/95||@BBlanton10||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|22 (662)||Janson Junk||Seattle University||01/15/96||@JansonJunk||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|23 (692)||Colby Davis||Chaparral HS||08/24/99||@colby_davis24||Won't sign|
|24 (722)||Pat DeMarco||Winder Barrow HS||03/10/98||@patdemarco27||Won't sign|
|25 (752)||Riley Thompson||Louisville||07/09/96||@rileythomp19|
|26 (782)||Austin Crowson||Lane CC||09/06/96||@austin_crowson|
|27 (812)||Alex Mauricio||Norfolk State University||09/24/96||Signed||GCL Yankees West|
|28 (842)||Shane Roberts||William T. Dwyer HS||10/24/98||@ShaneTRoberts13||Won't sign|
|29 (872)||Tristan Beck||Stanford||06/24/96||@t_beck07||Won't sign|
|30 (902)||Jake Magnum||Mississippi State||03/08/96||@jakemangum15||Won't sign|
|31 (932)||Jimmy Herron||Duke U||07/27/96||@Jimbabwe_III|
|32 (962)||Alika Williams||Rancho Bernardo HS||03/12/99||@Alika_Williams|
|33 (992)||Jacob Stevens||Boston College||02/11/96||@Bear_Stevens33|
|34 (1022)||Jordan Butler||Alonso HS||12/02/98||@butlerjordan15||Won't sign|
|35 (1052)||Steven Williams||Deerfield-Windsor School||02/18/99||@steven_wms21||Won't sign|
|36 (1082)||Andrew Abbott||Halifax County Sr HS||06/01/99||@andrewabbott33||Won't sign|
|37 (1112)||Tanner Burns||Decatur HS||12/28/98||@TannerBurnsAU||Won't sign|
|38 (1142)||Brent Burgess||Spartanburg Methodist College||05/02/97||@BBurgess10_||Won't sign|
|39 (1172)||Andrew Nardi||Ventura College||08/18/98||@Nardizzzzle|
|40 (1202)||Hayden Cantrelle||Teurlings Catholic HS||11/25/98||@CantrelleRegime|
6/17: According to their respective Twitter pages, Andrew Abbott, Tanner Burns, Steven Williams, and Jordan Butler all plan to honor their college commitments. This is the typical expectation for high schoolers drafted in the later rounds.
As reported earlier in the week, second-round pick Matt Sauer intends to sign with the Yankees. Bryan Blanton wasted no time inking his deal with the Yankees. It also appears that Canaan Smith, Chris Hess, and Eric Wagaman have signed, as their Twitter bios indicate that they are in the organization.
Sounds like Clarke Schmidt plans on signing, as well:
Dalton Lehnen, Kyle Zurak, Shawn Semple, Ricky Surum, and Janson Junk have updated their Twitter bios to say that they are in the Yankees organization.
Steven Sensley has also signed with the Yankees:
6/22: Matt Sauer has signed for $2.5 million. According to Baseball America, Austin Gardner, Chad Whitmer, Dalton Higgins, Aaron McGarity, Ron Marinaccio, Ryan Lidge, and Alex Mauricio have all signed.
6/24: The big news of the day is that the Yankees have signed Clarke Schmidt for $2,184,300, according to Jack Curry.
7/1: Colby Davis announced that he will attend Arizona State University.