With their 9th round pick, the Yanks’ selected Mikey O’Brien, RHP, Hidden Valley HS (Va.)
Scouting Report: A short (5’11”) righthander, O’Brien works with a low-90’s fastball, a good changeup and a solid curve. He commands his pitches exceptionally well, and could add a tick or two as he fills out. He can hit a little too, leading his team in RBI as a senior.
My Take: I love the pick. He’s got a strong commitment to Winthrop, but anytime you take a 5’11” player named Michael (just like me), you done good. And, well, he sounds like a heck of a pitcher too.
Outlook: If they sign him, he’ll get a few innings in the Rookie level GCL.