Via Jim Callis: The Yankees have signed third round pick Michael O’Neill to a $500,900 signing bonus. That is exactly slot money for the 103rd overall pick. The outfielder from Michigan is Paul’s nephew.
O’Neill, who turned 21 yesterday, hit .329/.384/.525 with six homers and 19 stolen bases in 40 games for the Wolverines this year. The big knock on him is his plate discipline, which resulted in a 106/33 K/BB during three years with Michigan. That’s terrible for a college hitter who was drafted relatively high. Read more about O’Neill right here. He’s likely to start with Short Season Staten Island.
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