Wednesday, June 14, 2006

First Official New Yankees

From The New York Post Online:
Dellin Betances, the Yankees' eighth-round pick out of Brooklyn's Street Campus High School, visited the Stadium yesterday and stopped by the Yankee dugout. The 6-foot-8 right-hander with a 90-mph fastball is expected to sign and would join the Yankees' entry in the Gulf Coast League in Tampa.
Betances was expected to be a very difficult draft and follow sign, which was why is fell all the way to the 8th round. Getting Betances is a massive, overwhelming steal. Bigger than Austin Jackson last time around. Betances is a first round, highly-projectable, talent. He is the rare bigman who has solved his mechanical problems.

Five years down the line, Betances could be one hell of a major league pitcher. Outfielder D.J. Hollingsworth also signed.

Update: Got a full list of signees courtesy of nyyfans,

3rd Round - RHP Zach McAllister (Illinois Valley Central HS)
7th Round - RHP Tim Norton (U Conn)
11th Round - LF Seth Fortenberry (Baylor U)
14th Round - LF D.J Hollandsworth (UC Riverside)
23rd Round - LHP Brandon Thomson (CHANDLER-GILBERT)
24th Round - C Brian Baisley (SOUTH FLORIDA)
49th Round - OF Chase Odenreider (CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY)

UDFA - RHP Brady Martinez (Arizona ST)
UDFA - SS Jeff Beachum (Middle TN ST)