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2023 MLB Draft

Yankees select Jared Wegner as their 282nd overall pick in the 9th round

The Yankees selected Jared Wegner, an outfielder from Arkansas, as their 282nd overall pick in the 9th round.

Wegner, a 6-foot, 220 lb outfielder, played a grad year with Arkansas last season after spending 4 years with Creighton. Wegner is another power-forward prospect, hitting a grand slam in his first game as a freshman with Creighton in 2019.

Wegner batted .306/.452/.667/1.119 in 147 at-bats, with a BABIP of .330. His strikeout (42 SO) rate of 28.6% is a little on the high side, but he worked walks (33 BB) well at 17.6%

Wegner had season-ending injuries in both 2020 (broken hamate) and 2021 (hamate bone didn’t heal properly), then dealt with a fractured thumb at the beginning of the 2023 season, so the recurrent injury concern is there.

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