Yankees take Eric Jagielo with 26th overall pick


With their first pick in this year’s draft (#26 overall), the Yankees selected Notre Dame 3B Eric Jagielo. Here’s my write-up on him. Earlier today we heard New York was seeking a college bat with their top pick, and that’s exactly what they got.

Categories : Asides, Draft


  1. jimmy james says:

    Very nice!

  2. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Drafted a 3B?

    Makes no sense.
    He’ll be permanently blocked by DBJ.

    • Reggie C. says:


      Not a bad pick! Will he sign for under slot?

    • I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

      I laughed.

    • EJ26 says:

      In my opinion, Jagielo is not stuck behind Dante Bichette Jr at all. Bichette is batting a .198 on the Yankees A team through 64 games this season. I just hope Jagielo will not have the thought in his head that he hates the Yankees and regrets signing this contract with them. (The Yankees is Jagielo’s least favorite team and he announced it publicly after the draft).

  3. Wayne says:

    Damn did not want him!

  4. CS Yankee says:

    Never liked a batter that keeps their hands above their shoulder and loads downwards…looks smooth in the field with solid range but damn that’s a loopy swing.

  5. Chris says:

    DBJ is terrible. He has no approach at the plate. Watched him plenty this year in the SALLY. He won’t sniff the bigs as a regular. I’m happy with the pick.

  6. dzop says:

    I strongly dislike this kid’s swing. Loopy as hell.

  7. forensic says:

    A left-handed 3B? That’s pretty rare, unless he only hits left-handed but throws righty.

  8. Dale Mohorcic says:

    Will they have Faygo in the clubhouse for him?

  9. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    So the Yankees draft a 3B, and then draft a Judge.

    The message to ARod is obvious.

  10. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Robinson this one’s for you: Salmon > Tilapia and the Yankees cleaned up today. Couldn’t be happier with the first day. Now they just gotta sign them all.

  11. dennyneagleshooker says:

    sweet, he’ll be ready when arods contract is over in 2017!

  12. vicki says:

    ha-yellow? that’s how i say it.

    • forensic says:

      From the time I heard it on MLBN, it’s sort of like jug-eye-low or ja-guy-low (if you can get anything from that).

    • Kevin says:

      I think we should all agree to pronounce in gigolo.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:


        Y’all too young for that on here.

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