2011 Draft: Yankees to sign 25th rounder Adam Smith

Game 114 Spillover Thread
Montero homers in SWB win

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.

Game 114 Spillover Thread
Montero homers in SWB win
  • Old Major

    Is this the same guy that wrote Wealth of Nations?

  • Joe

    Hey Mike, in your opinion who is the better prospect of the draftees:
    James, Rathjen or Cave?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      I like Rathjen because I’m a sucker for power-speed guys, and he’s the most polished of the bunch (not that he’s some finished product).

  • MikeD

    I’m guessing Monday will be a very busy day for most of the signings as agents will try to take it right up to the edge.

    What percentage of their top 50 have the Yankees signed in the past few years?

  • lower case j

    I thought they had things in the works with Cave, Cote, and Stafford? Maybe I’m just making that up though.

  • Hall and Nokes

    I’m taking a laissez faire approach with this signing.

  • Amol

    Of course he signed for over-slot money. He understands the value of a commodity in a semi-free market.

  • Nuke Ladoosh

    Damn. I’m impressed with all the Econ majors. Me? Just keeping my invisible hand in my happy place.

  • Bob Michaels

    Can you call Newman for an interview to see what the holdup is, size of the bonus or mlb holding back?