The Nahant-born [Larry] Day got pre-draft invitation to work out for the Yankees in Yankee Stadium courtesy of ex-Harvard coach Matt Hyde, now a Northeast scout for the Yanks.
“I still never expected to be drafted. That was my gut feeling,” Day said.
Now for the kicker: he was the last player chosen in the draft, No. 1,453 overall.
Day signed with the organization and learned that he’ll probably be assigned to Staten Island (N.Y.) Saturday in the all-rookie New York-Penn League.
“My bonus? When you’re the last guy chosen, it’s not all about the money,” he chuckled.
There’s a bunch of rumors floating around message boards that a couple other guys have signed, but I have yet to see confirmation of this. BA is slow to update the signings in their draft database this year, although you can see that the Mets have begun to lock guys up.