Yankees sign 15th round pick LHP Andrew Chin

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The Yankees have signed 15th round pick Boston College LHP Andrew Chin, the school announced. No word on his bonus, but it’s unlikely it was more than the $100k slot for post-tenth round selections. Chin had a 3.49 ERA with a 20/14 K/BB in 28.1 innings for the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod League over the last few weeks. The Yankees probably saw something they liked this summer and made an offer (or a better one).

Chin, 21, was a fifth round pick out of high school back in 2011 (Blue Jays), though the scouting report isn’t terribly exciting: high-80s sinker with an okay breaking ball and a changeup. He pitched to a 3.10 ERA with a 52/32 K/BB in 14 starts and 78.1 innings for the Eagles this spring. The signing deadline was yesterday afternoon and this morning the Yankees released an official list of their signed picks. They did not sign either Florida HS RHP Garrett Cave (17th round) or Connecticut HS 3B Will Toffey (23rd), their two shot in the dark signability picks. They also didn’t sign Iona RHP Mariano Rivera Jr. (29th). As our 2014 Draft Pool Tracker shows, the team exceeded its $3.2M draft pool by roughly $120k, so they’ll have to pay a small tax.

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  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Welcome aboard Drew(L) Chin

  • Yankee$

    Woo Hoo!! Boston College Baby!!!

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Word, he grew up in my town (my friends were terrified of him in Little League), so this is pretty awesome news.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso


      I bet you’re my age. I miss word.

  • Duzzi

    Left handed pitcher from Boston College, pitching for Chatham in the Cape Cod league, is it Freddy Prinze Jr in disguise?

  • CashmanNinja

    All-in-all I think it was a solid draft. We got most of the key guys. I was holding out a *very* small sliver of hope for Toffey, but the realistic chances of him signing were incredibly small (like under 5%). I’m also not surprised Mo Jr. didn’t sign. His dad seemed to really want him to finish school and I guess he didn’t want to go against his wishes.