Via K. Levine-Flandrup: The Yankees have agreed to sign 36th round pick Nestor Cortes. No word on the signing bonus, but since he was drafted after the tenth round, anything in excess of $100k counts against the draft pool. The Yankees are currently $114k over their pool.
Cortes, 18, is a left-hander out of Hialeah High School in Miami. He’s undersized at 5-foot-11 and 190 lbs., but he can run his fastball into the low-90s with good sink. His changeup is very good for a high schooler and he also spins a curveball. Cortes is also an excellent athlete with an easy delivery and arm action. There’s a definite Daniel Camarena 2.0 vibe here, though I’m not sure if Cortes has that kind of polish.
Keep tabs on the team’s draft pool with our 2013 Draft Pool page. The signing deadline is 5pm ET today.