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.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!