MLB Draft 2022: Yankees Option Rounds 11-15

After 10 rounds of selections over two hectic days, we’ve made it to the main part of the 2022 Major League Baseball draft. If you missed day one and day two, catch up with our score tracker here, which contains links to all of our writing. On selected players, from top pick Spencer Jones to 10th-placed Will Bryan.

However, there is the whole second half of the draft class ahead of us! Since there is less publicly available information about the types of players selected in rounds 11-20, Madison and I will summarize the third day’s procedure with a pair of articles covering five rounds each. Then, you can provide some feedback about the Yankees’ last ten picks in the Kunj survey post. As a reminder, there are no draft specific slots associated with each of Day Three’s picks, although if a team exceeds $125,000 in their bid, the excess amount will count toward the total reward pool.

We’ll update this post with information about the Yankees’ draft picks from Rounds 11 through 15 as they are announced. There will be no time between selection announcements on MLB.com broadcasts.

Round 11, choose 340: Ryan Harvey (RHP)
University of California Santa Barbara, 6’3″, 195 lbs.

Experienced Arms flooded the Yankees’ 2022 recruiting class, earning another with their first pick for day three. 468 possibilities in the organization’s initial draft classification. The 21-year-old was closer to UC Santa Barbara in 2022, scoring 3.68 ERA, 1.364 WHIP, 11.4 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 29.1 innings, and scoring 11 saves. Harvey also posted impressive numbers as a rookie for the West Coast League’s Ridgefield Raptors, a summer league that uses wooden bats, with a 2.50 ERA and 9.5K/9 in 50.1 innings between 2021-22.

BA notes that Harvey’s fastball/slider combination “is in the 91-93 mph range, although he can run the field up to 96-97 at the peak.” His slider will need to work, but the strike numbers he’s posted from Gauchos’ database are certainly solid.

Round 12, choose 370: Jackson Fristo (RHP)
Mississippi State, 6’4″, 210 lbs.

How about 8 college members in the Yankees’ first 12 picks? Fristoe isn’t ranked among the MLB Pipeline’s top 250 or Baseball America’s top 500, so the 21-year-old is a fairly wild card and the numbers reflect that. On the plus side, he used his speedball/slider combo to hit 116 hitters in just 86.1 career innings—mostly from base game since the start of last season—over two years with the Bulldogs, which won the College World Series. in 2021.

On the downside, Fristoe didn’t show much control, and his 4.6 BB/9 in 2022 was actually an improvement over the 6.8 BB/9 in 2021. His college ERA career is 6.67 with 1,633 WHIP, and he didn’t perform well in Cape Cod this summer. Fristoe can be classified somewhat as a project.

Round 13, choose 400: Jeffrey Gilbert (LHP)
Clemson, 6’0″, 215 lbs.

The Yankees veered away from the college right for round 13…to the college left. diverse!

Clemson’s Jeffrey Gilbert was their second pick at Sothebow after 10th-placed Will Bryan. 21-year-old Gilbert isn’t ranked in the BA’s Top 500 or MLB Pipeline’s Top 250, and like Fristoe, he’s posted good strike numbers (10.8 career K/9s in 102 innings, plus 56 strokes in 45 innings in 2022) without much Other things are going his way. Somehow, Gilbert’s 3.35 college ERA convinced he had a 5.20 mark in 45 runs in 2022, plus a 1,333 WHIP. It’s worth noting that the exclusively left-back off the Bulls from 2020 to 21 and two of his five starts in 2022 were absolute rocks (9 runs allowed in 5.2 combined runs) that sank his season numbers, so Gilbert should be better at the engravings.

Round 14, choose 430: Chris Boe (RHP)
College of Southern Nevada (JC), 6’4″, 225 lbs.

Sagittarius is Somewhat Another college is true (also 21), but it’s actually a junior college arm. He only allowed 4 runs in 17 frames of the Cape Cod League for Yarmouth-Dennis, albeit with three Homer’s and eight walks. Cheering on 19 hitters, Bow has continued the trend from his season in southern Nevada, when he had a 2.16 ERA and hit 64 in 41.2 innings of action—13.8k/9 (although his BB/9 was 4.9, which isn’t great).

On the strength of 2022, Bow was awarded the Reliever of the Year honoring his district. His Fastball sits 94-95 with good spin rates per MLB pipeline, and he has a low ’80s slider. Bow is committed to moving to Arizona after completing his junior college level, so he has options if he doesn’t like the Yankees’ offer.

Round 15, choose 460: Taylor Aguilar (OF)
Grand Canyon University, 6’0″, 205 lbs.

The Yankees decided it was time to take a little break from the shooting, and they grabbed a masher at GCU’s Tyler Aguilar. The left-footed defender hit .326/.397/.719 with 13 doubles, 3 times, and my teacher scored 23 Homers in 59 games, which is good for 1116 OPS. The Western Athletic Conference isn’t the best in college baseball, so take these numbers with caution. However, squashing as many bombs and hitting balls like the one below would grab anyone’s attention, and Aguilar has shown an evolution too, improving from the already flat .331/.411/.529 slash to publish those flashy numbers mentioned above in 2022.

That’s it for rounds 11 through 15, five choices left. As mentioned earlier, Madison will have you covered for rounds 16-20 once you start.

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