2012 Draft: Yankees sign 7th and 8th round picksBy
Via K. Levine-Flandrup, the Yankees have officially signed seventh round pick RHP Taylor Garrison from Fresno State. Slot money for this pick is $145k, but Garrison likely signed for much less as one of those draft pool saving college senior picks. He’s a low-to-mid-90s fastball-cutter reliever with a curveball and changeup that he’ll probably scrap as a pro. I expect him to join Short Season Staten Island later this month.
In other news, eighth rounder OF Taylor Dugas has signed as well; his lady friend posted a picture of him signing his contract on Twitter. Slot money for this pick is just shy of $132k, but again he’s a draft pool saving college senior. Dugas is a speedy leadoff type out of Alabama, and earlier today we heard Keith Law say he “would be very surprised if (Dugas) didn’t hit his way to some kind of major-league role.” Expect him to join Garrison in Staten Island.
Also, 33rd rounder Saxon Butler has apparently signed based on his Twitter feed. I’m curious to see if the Yankees will use the left-handed masher from Samford at first base or behind the plate. All of New York’s picks can be seen at Baseball America.