2012 Draft: Yankees sign 14th rounder Andrew Benak


Via Jim Callis, the Yankees have signed 14th round pick Andrew Benak for the full $100k slot value. The deal has zero impact on the club’s draft pool for the top ten rounds. You can see all of New York’s draft picks at Baseball America.

Callis says the right-hander from Rice can run his fastball up to 93 mph with good slider at times, and this Joseph Duarte article explains the series of arm problems Benak has endured. He had Tommy John surgery in high school and has had multiple procedures to remove bone chips from his elbow in college. Benak struck out 72 and walk 18 in 66.2 innings across 14 starts and two relief appearances this spring.

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  • Smart Guy

    didnt Aune already sign also?

    • Larch

      I imagine that as soon as the team announced the 1-10 bonuses, the 10-40 will know much to demand. Perhaps for that reason the team is not going to announce the cheaper 1-10s until they get one or two of the 10-40 signability guys.

  • Larch

    Did he have college eligibility left? Why else would he get the full amount if he was a senior?

    • Jjs

      Yes he did

    • Billy

      He finished his jr season this year.

      • Ted Nelson

        Redshirt Jr, I believe. Was there 4 years, but had a year of eligibility left with the elbow issues.

  • Smart Guy

    there are other players who are signed also, I know Saxon Butler was signed and is being assigned to the Penn league

  • Fernando

    Aune, Dugas, Garrison, Frare and Butler all signed earlier.

    • JohnC

      Corey Black has agreed to terms also