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INF Roc Riggio (Courtesy Oklahoman)

2023 MLB Draft

The Yankees select Roc Riggio as their 129th overall pick in the 4th round of the 2023 MLB Draft

The Yankees have selected Roc Riggio as their 129th overall pick in the 4th round from Oklahoma State, a middle infielder that primarily played second base.

The 5-foot-9, 180 lb. lefty bat, righty throw prospect from Simi Valley, CA has drawn a lot of comparisons to infielder Dustin Pedroia for his size, aggressiveness in play and his swing.

Riggio batted a slash line of .335/.461/.679/1.139 in 224 at-bats with OK State in 2023, with 17 doubles, 3 triples, 18 homers and 61 RBI. He had a somewhat high 21.4% strikeout rate (48 K) but worked a good number of walks at 16.5% (46 BB).

Riggio was converted to second baseman from an outfielder while at Thousand Oaks HS in California, a similar path as former Yankees prospect Trevor Hauver saw. Hauver played OF while at Arizona State and is doing the same in the Rangers farm system currently.

Riggio was also drafted in 2021 by the Brewers in the 11th round but didn’t sign. It should be noted that Thousand Oaks HS also produced infielder Max Muncy, who was signed by Oakland out of high school in the 2021 Draft, and it’s likely the two were teammates there.


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