Yankees Sign First-Round Pick Blake Rutherford
The New York Yankees have signed first-round draft pick Blake Rutherford to a contract that solidifies the prep OF will enter the New York system:
The 18th-overall pick in the draft has been speculated to be the best prep bat in the draft and will help the Yankees in their quest to get younger. In 4-5 years you could have an OF that features both Rutherford and Aaron Judge.
It has not yet been announced where Rutherford will begin his professional career or what the terms of his deal are.
Keith Law of ESPN called him the No. 6 prospect in this draft class.