Jun
12

2013 Draft: Yankees sign fourth rounder Tyler Wade

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Via Jim Callis: The Yankees have signed fourth round pick Tyler Wade for a $371,300 bonus. That is exactly slot money for the 134th overall pick. Earlier this week we heard the high school shortstop from Southern California was on his way to Tampa, presumably for his physical.

Wade, 18, is a “is a live-bodied athlete with above-average speed … a handsy swing and a line-drive approach, and he could become an average hitter down the road” according to Baseball America (subs. req’d). They also say he “impressed with his defense at shortstop, showing enough range, actions and above-average arm strength to give him a chance to stick at the position.” Wade needs to add some muscle to his 6-foot-1, 175 lb. frame to avoid getting the bat knocked out of his hands by better fastballs, however.

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Categories : Asides, Draft

37 Comments»

  1. Jorge Brosada says:

    Sooo this guy is already better than Culver, right?…

    • The Real Me says:

      Not necessarily …

      Wade needs to add some muscle to his 6-foot-1, 175 lb. frame to avoid getting the bat knocked out of his hands by better fastballs, however.

      I think we heard similar comments about Culver.

      • trr says:

        Mmm-Hmm

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Then again, we didn’t hear “And the Yankees pick……Cito Culver, SS, from somewhere in upstate NY. Never heard of the fucking guy” from Mike during the first round draft chat this time around.

    • pat says:

      Whatever helps you sleep at night.

  2. CountryClub says:

    Another one….

    K. Levine-Flandrup ?@YankeesDraft 39m #Yankees have reached agreement w/ 11th rd #mlbdraft pick Kendall Coleman pending phys. High ceiling Domonic Brown comp flying to FL Thur

  3. Robinson Tilapia says:

    It’s a good thing he’s a live-bodied guy. I hate it when the Yankees sign dead bodies.

  4. CountryClub says:

    K. Levine-Flandrup ?@YankeesDraft 1m After graduation #Yankees 1st & 2nd rd #MLBDraft picks, Ian Clarkin and Gosuke Katoh will fly to Tampa together on Mon from San Diego.

  5. Cuso says:

    Is Clarkin going to be a tough sign for us?

    What’s the consensus? I really REALLY want to get our top 3 locked down.

  6. RetroRob says:

    Jagielo and Wade signed for slot. If they need more money for Clarkin, a couple or so others need to come in under. Not sure who the likely candidates are for that.

    I wonder if announcing that your #1 pick signed for slot will help by sending a signal to the others: the money is going and we’re not going over slot…at least by much.

    • Tom says:

      They will save a bunch of money with a lot of the round 5-10 guys.

      They also have just under 400K they can go overbudget without losing a pick next year (if they are willing to pay the 75% tax on that).

      Depending on Judge (no idea if he’s slot? over?) and Katoh (I though I read somewhere he may be under), they should probably have at least~500-600K to work with.

      Of course they may want some of that money for post round 10 picks too. Or Judge may be a tougher sign and go a bit overlsot.

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