Yankees sign all 18 of this year's Draft picks

July 25th, 2023

Below is a list of every player drafted by the Yankees.

Each club had until 5 p.m. ET/2 PT on Tuesday, July 25, to come to terms with its Draft selections. If a player has exhausted his collegiate eligibility, he can sign at any time up until one week prior to the next year’s Draft.

Draft-and-follow picks -- high school and junior college players selected after the 10th round who attend a two-year college after the Draft -- can sign with their selecting teams for up to $250,000 up until a week prior to the following year’s Draft.

Players drafted from Round 11 on do not count against the bonus pools unless their signing bonus exceeds $150,000; any amount over that total will count against the pool.

Total bonus pool: $5,299,400
MLB rank: 29


July 25: Yankees sign 2B Roc Riggio
The signing of Riggio, a second baseman from Oklahoma State University, confirms that the Yankees signed all of their selections in this year’s Draft. Riggio agreed to a $693,000 signing bonus, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis.

July 19: Top two picks among Yankees' signings
First-round selection George Lombard Jr. was at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., on July 17, putting pen to paper on his first professional contract. MLB.com's Jim Callis reported the agreement is for $3.3 million. The high school shortstop, the 26th overall pick, had committed to Vanderbilt University.

"Obviously, that's a tough decision with how important college is, and how influential that experience can be," Lombard Jr. said. "But we knew what our plan was going into the Draft. We knew what we wanted. The Yankees, with the organization and how special it is, everything about it just lined up perfectly. It was basically a perfect situation for us. It was a little bit of a no-brainer."

Third-rounder Kyle Carr, a left-handed pitcher from Palomar Community College just north of San Diego, was also at George M. Steinbrenner Field on July 17 to sign his pro contract with the Yankees. Terms were not disclosed by the Yankees.

1 (26): George Lombard Jr., SS, Gulliver Prep (Fla.)
Pick value: $3,065,000
Signing bonus: $3,300,000
Damon Oppenheimer, the Yankees’ vice president of domestic amateur scouting, described Lombard Jr. as a player who “doesn’t take any pitches off, and then you get ... his dad being an ex-Major League player and his mom being an elite soccer player and gymnast. Those kinds of things all add up for us to what we think we can get as a special prospect.”

3 (97): Kyle Carr, LHP, Palomar College
Pick value: $692,000
Signing bonus: $692,000
Oppenheimer said that Carr throws “92 to 96 [mph] from the left side and throws strikes. He’s got a good, easy slider. The really exciting thing about him is, there’s just this real no effort to the way he does it. He just looks like he’s playing catch. There’s a little Tom Glavine look to the way he does it.”

4 (129): Roc Riggio, 2B, Oklahoma State
Pick value $506,800
Signing bonus:
Riggio, who has been compared to former Red Sox infielder Dustin Pedroia for his talent and swagger, once described his attitude as “heart over height.” Oppenheimer said that the 5-foot-9 Riggio “is a guy that the opposing team and the opposing fans are probably going to dislike, and his own teammates are going to love him because of how hard he plays the game.”

6 (192): Cade Smith, RHP, Mississippi State
Pick value: $285,400
Signing bonus: $282,900
Smith agreed to terms with the Yankees on July 15, according to his social media post. Smith was 1-2 with a 5.23 ERA in 10 games (nine starts) this past season. He struck out 46 batters in 43 innings.

7 (222): Kiko Romero, 1B, Arizona
Pick value: $224,700
Signing bonus: $197,500
A left-handed-hitting slugger, Romero set a school record with 89 RBIs this past season at Arizona. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Romero batted .345 (80-for-232) with 60 runs scored, 17 doubles, four triples and 21 homers in 59 games.

8 (252): Nicholas Judice, RHP, University of Louisiana (Monroe)
Pick value: $188,000
Signing bonus: $185,500
Scouts envision Judice as potentially being fast-tracked as a two-pitch (fastball, slider) reliever who offers a combination of stuff and deception. He’s got size on his side, clocking in at 6-foot-8 and 230 pounds. In 53 innings as a senior, Judice posted a 3.74 ERA with 66 strikeouts against just 11 walks.

9 (282): Jared Wegner, OF, Arkansas
Pick value: $173,100
Signing bonus: $72,500
Wegner has agreed to terms with the Yankees, according to a July 18 press release issued by the club. He batted .313/.457/.674 with 15 homers and 51 RBIs this past season for Arkansas.

10 (312): Brian Hendry, RHP, Oklahoma State
Pick value: $164,400
Signing bonus: $47,500

Hendry has agreed to terms with the Yankees, according to a July 18 press release issued by the club. He was 2-1 with a 6.63 ERA in 16 games (five starts) at Oklahoma State this past season.

11 (342): Josh Grosz, RHP, East Carolina
Signing bonus: $150,000
Grosz has agreed to terms with the Yankees, according to a July 18 press release issued by the club. MLB Pipeline said that Grosz is seen as a player-development project who might eventually fill a No. 4 or No. 5 spot in a big league rotation.

12 (372): Brady Rose, LHP, Dallas Baptist
Signing bonus: $150,000
Rose is a 6-foot-5, 220-pound senior who had a 7-2 record, 2.93 ERA and one save this past season at Dallas Baptist. In 46 innings, Rose permitted 27 hits and 15 earned runs, walking 23 against 74 strikeouts. He pitched in junior college before transferring.

13 (402): Josh Tiedemann, TWP, Hamilton High (Ariz.)
Signing bonus: $150,000
Tiedemann is an exciting pick for the Yankees, who plan to develop him as a two-way player, giving him opportunities both on the mound and at third base. “I think a lot of teams are becoming more open to it, and us being one of them,” Oppenheimer said. “We’re going to give this a shot.”

14 (432): Danny Flatt, RHP, P27 Academy (S.C.)
Signing bonus: $150,000
Flatt, 19, was polishing his game in the P27 Performance Academy baseball program. He’s said to have a fastball in the low 90s, with breaking pitches that currently hover in the mid-70s.

15 (462): Tomas Frick, C, North Carolina
Signing bonus: $150,000
Frick set career highs in several offensive categories this past season, leading UNC in batting average (.322), hits (75), doubles (22), multihit games (24) and multi-RBI games (17). He was second on the team in OPS (.979), homers (12), RBIs (60) and slugging percentage (.571), starting all 59 games (56 at catcher).

16 (492): Andrew Landry, RHP, Southeastern Louisiana
Signing bonus: $150,000
Landry posted a career record of 5-12 with a 5.39 ERA across 130 1/3 innings over his three years of college ball, issuing 65 walks and striking out 100. He posted a 4.21 ERA as a junior, when he was used exclusively as a starter.

17 (522): Wilson Rodriguez, OF, Academia Presbiteriana High (PR)
Signing bonus: $150,000
Rodriguez’s selection added some high school talent to the Yanks’ draft ranks, coming after they’d selected only Lombard (1st round) and Tiedemann (13th round) from outside the college pool.

18 (552): Coby Morales, OF, Washington
Signing bonus: $150,000
Morales batted .332/.432/.548 with 11 doubles, 12 home runs and 52 RBIs in 55 games this past season, representing a big offensive breakout for the All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention recipient.

19 (582): Cade Austin, RHP, South Carolina
Signing bonus: $150,000
Austin was 1-0 with a 4.55 ERA in 23 appearances (one start), ringing up 38 strikeouts against nine walks in 29 2/3 innings. Austin appeared on the Stopper of the Year Watch List in 2023.

20 (612): Bryce Warrecker, RHP, Cal Poly
Signing bonus: $150,000
The 6-foot-8, 225-pound Warrecker was 3-7 with a 5.22 ERA in 16 games (14 starts) this past season, permitting 92 hits and 50 runs (47 earned) in 81 innings. Warrecker walked 25 and struck out 77.

Every team's signings

How bonus pools and pick values work 
Each choice in the first 10 rounds comes with an assigned value, with the total for a club's selections equaling what it can spend in those rounds without incurring a penalty. If a player taken in the top 10 rounds doesn't sign, his pick's value gets subtracted from his team's pool. Clubs near the top of the Draft often spend less than the assigned value for those choices and use the savings to offer more money to later selections.

Teams that exceed their bonus pool face a penalty. Clubs that outspend their allotment by 0% to 5% pay a 75% tax on the overage. At higher thresholds, clubs lose future picks: a first-rounder and a 75% tax for surpassing their pool by more than 5% and up to 10%; a first- and a second-rounder and a 100% tax for more than 10% and up to 15%; and two first-rounders and a 100% tax for more than 15%.

Bonus pools by club
Pirates: $16,185,700
Tigers: $15,747,200
Nationals: $14,502,400
Twins: $14,345,600
Athletics: $14,255,600
Reds: $13,785,200
Mariners: $13,170,900
Marlins: $12,829,600
Royals: $12,313,500
Rockies: $11,909,800
D-backs: $11,084,300
Brewers: $10,950,600
Rays: $10,872,100
Orioles: $10,534,800
Red Sox: $10,295,100
Rangers: $9,925,300
Giants: $9,916,900
White Sox: $9,072,800
Cubs: $8,962,000
Guardians: $8,736,700
Mets: $8,440,400
Braves: $8,341,700
Angels: $8,328,900
Dodgers: $7,274,600
Astros: $6,747,900
Blue Jays: $6,529,700
Cardinals: $6,375,100
Padres: $5,416,000
Yankees: $5,299,400
Phillies: $5,185,500