Yankees take Eric Jagielo with 26th overall pick

Game 60: The start of a long West Coast trip
Yankees take Aaron Judge and Ian Clarkin with 32nd and 33rd picks

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.

Game 60: The start of a long West Coast trip
Yankees take Aaron Judge and Ian Clarkin with 32nd and 33rd picks
  • jimmy james

    Very nice!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Drafted a 3B?

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

    • Reggie C.


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

    • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

      I laughed.

    • EJ26

      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).

  • Wayne

    Damn did not want him!

  • CS Yankee

    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.

  • Chris

    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.

    • John C

      Yanks just took Aaron Judge with pick 32

  • dzop

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

  • forensic

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

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      throws right

      • forensic

        Ah, thanks.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    Will they have Faygo in the clubhouse for him?

    • CB


      Whoop! Whoop! The Yanks are down with the clown!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

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

    The message to ARod is obvious.

    • W.B. Mason Williams


    • forensic

      heh, nice.

    • Havok9120

      You’re on a roll with these.

    • trr


  • Jimmy McNulty

    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.

    • Havok9120

      He’s well out of town, I’m afraid.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Lame. The one time I have something good to say he’s not here.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Effort noted.


          • The Real Me

            Why is it always South Beach in the summer for you? Humidity hit there yet?

  • dennyneagleshooker

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

  • vicki

    ha-yellow? that’s how i say it.

    • forensic

      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

      I think we should all agree to pronounce in gigolo.

      • Robinson Tilapia


        Y’all too young for that on here.