2011 Draft: Yankees sign Dante Bichette Jr.

Yankees' bats go silent in loss to Cubs
The year of magical pitching

Update (9:34am): Sweeny Murti hears that the signing bonus will be around $750,000, so just a little bit above slot. Marc Carig confirms.

Original Post (9:03am): Via K. Levine-Flandrup, the Yankees have officially signed top pick Dante Bichette Jr. No word on the signing bonus, but I can’t imagine it’s far off from MLB’s slot recommendation of $694,800. The signing wasn’t expected to take very long at all and it didn’t, so now he’ll likely join the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Yankees when their season begins on Monday. Alright Dante, time to make the Yankees look smart.

Yankees' bats go silent in loss to Cubs
The year of magical pitching
  • Rainbow Connection

    What are the odds that Dante will work in the following quotes in future interviews?

    “Bunch of savages in this town.”
    “I’m not even supposed to BE here today.”

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

      It ends on such a down note. That’s all life is, a series of down endings. All Boston has is a bunch of Muppets.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      We should trade for this Angels prospect. Bring them up together.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    Congrats, Dante.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Worst draft pick ever

    – Random Yankee fan

  • Ivan

    Good Dante. Hope you be the next great Yankee.

    • Ivan

      Good Luck Dante*

  • CP

    I wonder how much of a benefit having the extra year of professional ball makes – specifically compared to signing at the August 15 deadline and basically missing the entire season the player is drafted in.

    • Charles

      The benefit isn’t really for the players skill imo, it get’s them used to playing everyday and as a professional for the first time.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I would bet not at all.

  • CC’s third leg

    Good luck Dante, hope to see you at third base in 3-6 years