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2023 MLB Draft

Day 3 of 2023 MLB Draft: Rounds 11-20

11th Round, 342: The Yankees select Josh Grosz, a RHP from East Carolina, as their 342nd overall pick in the 11th round.

RHP Josh Grosz (Courtesy East Carolina Athletics)

Grosz pitched in 76.1 innings, allowing only 31 earned runs for an ERA of 3.66 and WHIP of 1.31. He had a decent K/9 of 9.31 and poor BB/9 of 4.83.

Grosz is a 6-foot-4, 199 lb. righty pitcher who was ejected from a game versus South Florida for giving a teammate a sandwich during the AAC Championship tournament.

Grosz has an arsenal of four pitches, but none of them have spectacular control. He has an 82-85 MPH slider that’s plus when at its best, a fastball that sits 91-94 and tops out at 97, a change-up and a curveball that sits around 80 MPH.

12th Round, 372: The Yankees select Brady Rose, a LHP from Dallas Baptist, as their 372nd overall pick in the 12th round

LHP Brady Rose (Courtesy Dallas Baptist Athletics)

Rose is a six-foot-five, 220 lb. lefty drafted as a junior out of Dallas Baptist, alma mater of Yankees pitching prospect Sean Boyle. Boyle was drafted in the 25th round of the 2018 MLB draft.

Rose had an ERA of 2.93 with a WHIP of 1.09 in 46 innings of work. He struck out 74 batters, good for a K/9 of 14.48 (excellent) and walked 23 batters for a BB/9 of 4/50 (poor).

There’s not much information on pitch types, delivery or velo, so we will have to wait until next season when he likely debuts as a reliever.

13th Round, 402: The Yankees select Josh Tiedemann, a RHP from Hamilton HS (AZ), as their 402nd overall pick in the 13th round

RHP/MIF Josh Tiedemann (left) poses with LHP Brock Selvidge (right) in 2021. Selvidge was drafted in 2021 as the Yankees 3rd round pick (Courtesy AZCentral)

Tiedemann is a 6-foot-2, 190 lb. two-way player; he is a right-handed pitcher and also played 3B at Hamilton HS. Notably, Hamilton HS is the alma mater of 2021 3rd rounder Brock Selvidge.

Perfect Game has video of Tiedemann at SS, but he’s not very quick on his feet. He has a good arm given his pitching background, but throws are often off-line.

As a righty bat, he shows the ability to hit to all fields, and batted a slash of .394/.528/.766/1.294. He struck out more than desired (22 SO), 23% of at-bats, but worked a good number of walks (25 BB) or about 20% of at-bats. Despite being two-way, not much information was found on his pitching ability.

14th Round, 432: The Yankees select Danny Flatt, Jr., a RHP from P27 Performance Academy (SC), as their 432nd overall pick in the 14th round

RHP Danny Flatt Jr.

Flatt is a six-foot-5, 200 lb. high school senior from P27 Performance Academy in South Carolina who has a fastball that sits around 92 MPH. Flatt can also throw a changeup that sits around 80, a curve that sits at 76 and a slider. His curve has an average spin rate of 3036 on average. Flatt is currently committed to Lipscomb University.

15th Round, 462: The Yankees select Tomas Frick, a C from U of North Carolina, as their 462nd overall pick in the 15th round

C Tomas Frick (Courtesy UNC Athletics)

Frick is a 6-foot, 205 lb. catcher/designated hitter from the University of North Carolina. The Greenville, SC native started all 59 games this season and batted .326/.396/.575/.971. He hit 22 doubles, no triples and 12 homers, driving in 60 RBI. He worked 25 walks (9.5) BB rate and struck out 36 times (15.5% K rate), both right around average.

He bats righty and has a quick bat. Looking at this video from two years ago, he seems to foul a lot of balls off, but that’s something Migliaccio and his hitting staff can work on.

Frick has a sub-2 second pop time behind the plate, and may be a prospect to watch after we’ve seen a number of disappointing catching prospects of late.

16th Round. 492: The Yankees select Andrew Landry, a RHP from Southeastern Louisiana University, as their 492nd overall pick in the 16th round.

RHP Andrew Landry (Courtesy SLU Athletics)

The Slidell, LA-native has a 6-foot-1, 175 lb. frame and went 2-6 with a 4.21 ERA along with a WHIP of 1.45. Landry had an ERA of 4.21 with a WHIP of 1.45. He also had a poor K/9 of 6.45 and BB/9 of 3.56.

His longest outing of the season was a 7.1 inning appearance where he threw 8 strikes, but allowed 4 runs (all unearned) on 6 hits, walking one batter.

17th Round, 522: The Yankees select Wilson Rodriguez, an OF from the Academia Presbiteriana HS (PR), as their 522nd overall pick in the 17th round

Rodriguez is a six-foot-one, 187 lb. lefty bat, lefty throw catcher from Puerto Rican baseball academy Academia Presbiteriana in Villa Carolina, PR.

Not much else is known about him, so stay tuned to see what his tools are once he hits the minor league complex in Tampa, FL (assuming he agrees to a deal and signs).

18th Round, 552: The Yankees select Coby Morales, an OF from the U of Washington, as their 552nd overall pick in the 18th round

OF Coby Morales (Courtesy U of Washington Athletics)

Morales, a six-foot-3, 225 lb. outfielder who played both center field and right field in 2023 with Washington.

He had a slash of .332/.435/.548/.984, and also had a BABIP of .349. Morales struck out 36 times (16.6% of AB, above average) and walked 40 times (15.3% of AB, excellent) in 217 at-bats. Morales hit 12 home runs and drove in 52 RBIs

Morales played in all 55 games in 2023 for Washington and finished the season on a 12-game hit streak in addition to also reaching base in 35 straight games to end the year.

19th Round, 582: The Yankees select Cade Austin, a RHP out of U of South Carolina, as their 582nd overall pick in the 19th round

RHP Cade Austin (Courtesy USC Athletics)

Austin is a 6-foot-3, 230 lb righty arm that appeared with USC as a Redshirt Sophomore in 2023.

Last season, Austin threw in 23 games and allowed only 15 runs (all earned) on 28 hits in 29.2 IP. He only allowed 3 home runs, while walking 9 batters (2.73%, above average) and striking out 38 batters (11.53%, excellent).

His pitches and velos are unknown, but in this video from a few years ago, it seems that Austin throws a fastball, slider and curveball.

20th Round, 612: The Yankees select Bryce Warrecker, a RHP out of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, as their 612nd overall pick in the 20th round

RHP Bryce Warrecker (Courtesy of Cal Poly Athletics)


Last August, Warrecker was named “Outstanding Pitcher of the Cape Cod League” where he went 4-1, struck out 35 in 39 innings and posted an ERA of 2.07 for the Orleans Firebirds in the collegiate wood-bat league in Massachusetts.

Warrecker has a three-pitch arsenal: a fastball that sits high 80s to low 90s, a slider that sits in the upper 70s to low 80s that has good sweeper movement and a change that he likes following the fastball with. He was primarily a starter at Cal Poly, but the Yankees may convert him to a bullpen piece.

In 2023 with Cal Poly, Warrecker threw a 4.96 ERA in 81.2 IP, allowing 52 runs (45 earned) on 94 hits, while walking 25 batters (2.76 BB/9) and striking out 79 batters (8.71 K/9). He did only give up 3 home runs, but 19 of the 94 hits were doubles. His opposing batting average was .293 in that span.

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