Draft Signing Updates: Judge, Clarkin, Coleman

Eric Jagielo and the fast track
Update: Pineda will throw 75-pitch simulated game on Friday

Earlier today we learned first round pick 3B Eric Jagielo and fourth round pick SS Tyler Wade had signed for straight slot bonuses, now here are some more updates on various Yankees draft picks (draft round in parenthesis):

  • Fresno State OF Aaron Judge (1s) said he is “real confident” he will sign soon, according to Bryan Hoch. Judge took batting practice with the team yesterday in Oakland. Slot money for the 32nd overall pick is $1,677,100, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he took straight slot money like Jagielo.
  • California HS LHP Ian Clarkin (1s) will travel to Tampa on Monday according to K. Levine-Flandrup, presumably to get his physical out of the way. The San Diego commit is slotted for a bit more than $1.65M, and I’m guessing he’ll sign close to the deadline for more than that.
  • California HS SS Gosuke Katoh (2) will also travel to Tampa on Monday after graduating tomorrow, according to KL-F. Yesterday it was reported Katoh said he “should be a Yankee by next week.” Slot money is just under $846k, but I think he winds up with less.
  • Texas HS OF Kendall Coleman (11) has agreed to terms pending a physical, reports KL-F. No word on the money yet, but every pick after the tenth round is slotted for $100k. Anything in excess of that counts against the draft pool. Coleman is a bat-first prospect with power from the left side.
  • Hoch has a handful of late-round signings to pass along: San Diego State RHP Phil Walby (12), Sam Houston State LHP Caleb Smith (14), Northwest Mississippi JuCo CF Jordan Barnes (15), Kent State IF Derek Toadvine (22), Appalachian State RHP Sam Agnew-Wieland (24), Fresno State C Trent Garrison (28), and Appalachian State IF Hector Crespo (34). No word on the money for any of these, but it’s safe to assume it doesn’t exceed the $100k slot.

All of the team’s draft selections can be seen at Baseball America, and you can keep track of the draft pool situation with our 2013 Draft Pool page.

Eric Jagielo and the fast track
Update: Pineda will throw 75-pitch simulated game on Friday
  • W.B. Mason Williams

    Katoh’s swinging over to 2B right?

    • Andy


  • Different Josh

    The Yankees also inked SS Tyler Wade (fourth rd), RHP David Palladino (fifth), SS John Murphy (sixth), RHP Philip Walby (12th), RHP Cale Coshow (13th), LHP Caleb Smith (14th), CF Jordan Barnes (15th), 2B Derek Toadvine (22nd), RHP Sam Agnew-Wieland (24th), C Trent Garrison (28th), SS Kevin Cornelius (31) and 2B Hector Crespo (34th).
    via Brian Hoch-http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com/2013/06/12/yankees-sign-first-round-pick-eric-jagielo-12-others/

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    Wait–TWO AppState draftees???


  • CONservative governMENt

    Hoping Jagielo and Judge (the J&J Boys) are legit. I loved the Suttle and Segedin picks as college bats but prospecting is a tough business.

  • stryker

    so where is the big spending coming in if these guys are signing for slot?

    • King George

      Likely for Clarkin, who may ultimately wind up with more then Jagielo.

  • King George


  • Caballo Sin Nombre

    Since Katoh was a clear overdraft in Round 2, the Yankees must be assuming he will sign below slot. If not, they might as well not sign him– they can pick up a better player with the comp pick next year.