NEW YORK -- The Yankees announced on Tuesday that they have signed 20 of their 40 selections in the 2017 MLB Draft, including right-hander Trevor Stephan, their third-round pick from the University of Arkansas.MLB Pipeline Draft expert Jim Callis has reported that Stephan signed for $800,000, a figure above the
NEW YORK -- The Yankees announced on Tuesday that they have signed 20 of their 40 selections in the 2017 MLB Draft, including right-hander Trevor Stephan, their third-round pick from the University of Arkansas.
MLB Pipeline Draft expert Jim Callis has reported that Stephan signed for $800,000, a figure above the slot value of $588,700 for the No. 92 overall pick.
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Yankees vice president of amateur scouting Damon Oppenheimer has said that the organization does not anticipate issues in coming to agreements with their top two picks, right-hander Clarke Schmidt from the University of South Carolina (first round, No. 16 overall) and right-hander Matt Sauer from Righetti High School in California (second round, No. 54 overall).
"I think it should be pretty straightforward," Oppenheimer said following the Draft. "You never know what'll happen until everything is all dotted, but I think we're in pretty good shape with that group of guys."
New York has signed each of its picks from Rounds 3 through 17, including outfielder Canaan Smith from Rockwall-Heath High School in Texas (fourth round, $497,500), right-hander Glenn Otto from Rice University (fifth round, $320,900) and left-hander Dalton Lehnen from Augustana University (sixth round, $245,100).
The Yankees' other signings include (round in parentheses):
Right-hander Dalton Higgins (7th), right-hander Kyle Zurak (8th), right-hander Austin Gardner (9th), right-hander Chad Whitmer (10th), right-hander Shawn Semple (11th), outfielder Steven Sensley (12th), first baseman Eric Wagaman (13th), right-hander Harold Cortijo (14th), right-hander Aaron McGarity (15th), shortstop Ricky Surum (16th), second baseman Chris Hess (17th), right-hander Ron Marinaccio (19th), catcher Ryan Lidge (20th), right-hander Bryan Blanton (21st), right-hander Janson Junk (22nd), right-hander Alex Mauricio (27th).
The Yankees also made a post-Draft free-agent signing, inking second baseman Cody Brown out of Mississippi State University.
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