In 2019, the New York Yankees selected right-handed pitcher, Montana Semmel from Westhill High School in Stamford, Connecticut, with their 1,095th overall pick in the 36th round of the 2019 MLB Draft. Semmel, a Stamford Connecticut native, grew up watching the Yankees, and now he’s living his dream of playing professional baseball for the Yankees.
While the 2020 season might look different for minor leaguers, Semmel is making the most of this unprecedented time and using his platform of professional sports to help Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, with getting PPE to fight the coronavirus. This cause is near and dear to Semmel and is one that has personal meaning for him as his sister is a long-time nurse at Stamford Hospital.
Alexis Farinacci had the opportunity to sit down with Semmel to discuss his first year as a New York Yankee, the 2020 draft and season, the fundraiser he did for Stamford Hospital, and what he most looks forward to as he continues his career as a New York Yankee. Alexis begins by asking Semmel what it’s been like being a Yankee the past year. The rest of this interview is exclusive to Pinstriped Prospects Dugout Monthly and Annual Members. Monthly and Annual Dugout Members get complete access to scouting reports, interviews, and more all with limited advertisements on the website. Click here to sign up!
To donate to Montana Semmel’s COVID-19 relief fundraiser,
providing PPE for Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, visit: