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New York Yankees right-handed pitching prospect Derek Craft pitching for the Staten Island Yankees during the 2019 season. (Robert M. Pimpsner)

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[Interview] RHP Derek Craft Talks Analytics, Draft Night, and More

The New York Yankees selected RHP Derek Craft in the sixteenth round of the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Texas-San Antonio.  At six-foot 8-inches tall, Craft is one of the taller pitchers in the Yankees organization and has spent the last two seasons in the minor league system as a reliever.

In two minor league seasons, Craft owns a 2-2 record with a 4.91 ERA over 51 1/3 innings pitched in 36 games out of the bullpen.  Last season, he appeared in 21 games between the Pulaski Yankees and Staten Island Yankees.  He pitched a combined 2.70 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 30 innings pitched.  He limited opponents to .181 average as well as pitched to a 0.97 WHIP with a 11.7 K/9 with a 3.01 FIP.

New York Yankees right-handed pitching prospect Derek Craft pitching for the Staten Island Yankees during the 2019 season. (Robert M. Pimpsner)

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