New York Yankees Select RHP James Kaprielian In First Round of MLB Draft
On Tuesday night, the New York Yankees selected James Kaprielian as the No. 16 overall pick in the MLB Draft.
Projected as the No. 13 overall prospect on Keith Law's big board, the MLB analyst had Kaprielian being selected earlier in the draft at No. 12 overall.
Last month, Kaprielian combined to throw UCLA's first-ever no-hitter in 10 innings.
The Bruins junior reportedly has a changeup that he hails as his best pitch and has a good slider and curveball as a part of his repertoire as well. He's over 6-foot-4 and his big frame helps solidify him as a starter at the next level.
The Yankees had their highest draft pick since 1993 and multiple positions were projected as to who they could take.
Historically, the Yankees have not had a problem signing their draft picks (thanks for messing that one up, Gerritt Cole in 2007), so it's a fair assumption to believe that Kaprielian was the best remaining prospect in the draft for the Pinstripes.