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  • Ethan Semendinger

2022 MLB Draft Signings and UDFA's!

Yesterday, the Yankees have announced that they have signed their top-5 picks in the 2022 MLB Draft as well as a few UDFA's!

 

MLB Draft Signings:

In the 2022 MLB Draft, there were 20 rounds (not including an additional 2 competitive balance rounds and 2 compensation rounds), during which the New York Yankees had a total of 20 picks, or one per round. As it goes, the Yankees drafted the following 20 players:

  1. Spencer Jones (OF) - Vanderbilt

  2. Drew Thorpe (P) - Cal Poly

  3. Trystan Vrieling (P) - Gonzaga

  4. Anthony Hall (OF) - Oregon

  5. Eric Reyzelman (P) - LSU

  6. Chase Hampton (P) - Texas Tech

  7. Cam Schlittler (P) - Northeastern

  8. Brett Barrera (SS) - Stanford

  9. Matt Keating (P) - USC

  10. Will Brian (P) - Eastern Kentucky

  11. Ryan Harvey (P) - UC Santa Barbara

  12. Jackson Fristoe (P) - Mississippi State

  13. Geoffrey Gilbert (P) - Clemson

  14. Kris Bow (P) - College of Southern Nevada

  15. Tayler Aguilar (OF) - Grand Canyon University

  16. Shane Gray (P) - Evansville

  17. Hayden Merda (P) - Azusa Pacific University

  18. Sebastian Keane (P) - Northeastern

  19. Beau Brewer (3B) - Paris JC

  20. Trevor Kirk (P) - Elon University

From those 20 players, the New York Yankees have already officially announced that they have signed each of their top-5 draft picks, as well as their 11th round draft pick. This is how much they have each gotten:

  • Spencer Jones (1st round) - $2,880,000

  • Drew Thorpe (2nd round) - $1,190,000

  • Trystan Vrieling (3rd round) - $611,400

  • Anthony Hall (4th round) - $456,500

  • Eric Reyzelman (5th round) - $340,700

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  • Ryan Harvey (11th round) - $250,000

For each of the top-5 draft picks, the Yankees signed them to bonuses that were equal with the value of the draft slot. Ryan Harvey was signed to an over-slot value (as every pick in the 11th-20th round had no assigned value).


The Yankees have a total draft bonus pool of $6,428,600. As of now (with the 6th-10th round players not yet signed), they have used $5,728,600 of that money. They can spend up to $6,750,030 (while paying a 75% luxury tax on the additional $321,430) before any draft-pick penalties are applied. Additionally, if a player in the 6th-10th round does not sign, the slot value of that pick is removed from the bonus pool. The following are the bonus figures for the 6th-10th rounds:

  • 6th round - $264,000

  • 7th round - $207,500

  • 8th round - $172,300

  • 9th round - $158,000

  • 10th round - $149,800

In addition, the Yankees have signed 6 additional undrafted free-agents. These are the following players (thanks to Eli Fishman for this information; tweet below):

  • Alex Bustamante (RHP) - New Mexico State

  • Jackson Lyon (OF) - Cal State Fullerton

  • Hueston Morrill (INF/RHP) - Oklahoma State

  • Kevin Stevens (RHP) - Rio Grande Valley

  • Adam Stone (RHP) - Harvard

  • Baron Stuart (RHP) - Pittsburgh


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