Yankees to scout Asher WojciechowskiBy
Via Josh Norris, the Yankees are sending “high-ranking scouts” (Kevin Towers?) to watch The Citadel righty Asher Wojciechowski start the first game of the Southern Conference Tournament tomorrow. “He’ll work at 92-94,” says Keith Law, “but regularly runs it up to 96 or better over the course of a typical start.” He also mentions that he throws a sharp slurve at 80-82 mph, but has an underdeveloped changeup. At 6-foot-4, 235 lbs., Wojciechowski’s got a nice big frame. Here’s his MLB.com scouting report, which includes video.
Baseball America ranked Wojciechowski as the 22nd best prospect in the draft while KLaw had him 28th. Big college righthanders that won’t demand a way over-slot bonus are a hot commodity come draft day, so there’s a good chance he’ll be off the board before the Yanks’ first pick comes at #32 overall.