2012 Draft: Yankees sign 14th rounder Andrew BenakBy
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.