May
25

Yankees to scout Asher Wojciechowski

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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.

Categories : Asides, Draft

18 Comments»

  1. Gonzo says:

    Is this possibly the last year without a hard slot? Shouldn’t Cash and D-Opp go buck wild and draft overslot with every pick and spend a ton of cash.
    This guy doesn’t fit that mold though.

  2. yoo-boo says:

    Only reason I dont want him is I dont have to spell his last name. wink.

    If he is the number 20′s prospect and he wont ask for a big buck then I dont see how would he be ours.

    I like either Zach Lee or Tyrell Jenkins. I think the former will go to LSU as full time starting QB. I think Yankees’ chance with Jenkins is better than Lee because it is Baylor’s football team. lol.

    I will kill Yankees if they take either Ranaudo or Choice or maybe Wilson.

  3. Cecala says:

    What exactly does it take to be a “high ranking scout”?

  4. vin says:

    ““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. ”

    Seems like this is said of every good pitching prospect. Nice velocity, sharp breaking ball, needs to work on the change.

  5. William Yang says:

    hey Mike A., do you know anything about high school prospect Stefan Sabol? he would be a great addition to the Yankees already superb collection of catching prospects.

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