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Yankee Draft Adds a Pick

With David Robertson agreeing to terms with the White Sox the Yankees have added a pick to their draft class.  As of right now it is the 30th pick in the draft.   Last year the 30th pick in the draft was worth $1,760,500.  You should see that increase slightly based on how much revenues increased this year.  I would assumed roughly 5% on that total for that pick if it ends up there.

Recent 30th picks in the draft have produced some good prospects.  Ty Hensley was a great pick at 30 a few years ago as he had a ton of talent.  Injuries have just delayed his full pro ball start.  Luis Ortiz was drafted last year and has a good upside as a #2/3 starter for the Rangers.
 
I like the move of letting Robertson go.  His best pitches are behind him and this is a huge win for the Yankees as they turned him from a late round pick into a great arm for them for a number of years plus a draft pick.  This is something the Yankees should do more of but right now getting the 30th overall pick for your closer when that is a strength of the big league team is a win.

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I'm a Yankee fan living in Kansas City. Prospects are my passion.

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