2011 Draft: Yankees to sign 25th rounder Adam SmithBy
Via Kendall Rogers, the Yankees will sign 25th rounder Adam Smith for $157k tomorrow. That’s obviously a lot more than the typical 25th rounder receives. Smith was both a third baseman and reliever at Texas A&M, but the Yankees announced him as a right-handed pitcher during the draft and I assume that’s what they plan to do with him. He’s a hard thrower but is also pretty raw, not unexpected from a two-way college player.
The draft signing deadline is next Monday, and the Yankees have only signed about 17 of the 50 players they’ve selected so far. I’m sure they’ll get another 12-15 or so locked up in the coming days, a pretty typical signing class.