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Examining the New York Yankees’ Minor Leagues – The First Round Picks

by James Vlietstra

February 19, 2021


The First Round Picks:

Every summer, there’s an amateur draft that makes childhood dreams come true and lives are changed forever. The top bonuses are paid to the elite. Ball clubs invest heavily and jobs are kept based on good choices. The best of the best are selected in the first round.

Here are the First Round picks currently under contract with the Yankees organization:

Geritt Cole 2008 Yankees (28)

Geritt Cole 2011 Pirates (1)

Kaleb Cowart 2010 Angels (18)

Kellin Deglan 2010 Rangers (22)

Clint Frazier 2013 Indians (5)

Aaron Hicks 2008 Twins (14)

Kyle Holder* 2015 Yankees (30)

Matt Krook 2013 Marlins (35)

Aaron Judge 2013 Yankees (32)

Justin O’Connor 2010 Rays (31)

Clarke Schmidt 2017 Yankees (16)

Anthony Seigler 2018 Yankees (23)

TJ Sikkema 2019 Yankees (38)

Jameson Taillon 2010 Pirates (2)

Anthony Volpe 2019 Yankees (30)

Austin Wells 2020 Yankees (28)

Asher Wojciechowski 2010 Blue Jays (41)


As a bonus, here are the Second Round picks:

Josh Breaux

Derek Dietrich

Ryan LaMarre

Matt Sauer

Josh Smith

Giancarlo Stanton

Josh Stowers


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