As the draft waged on, the Yankees continued to search for arms as they selected three right-handed pitchers in a row. I guess you can never have enough pitching when it comes to the draft. Also in the mix in picks 31-35, the Yankees selected a center fielder and a high school catcher out in California.
In the 31st Round, the Bombers selected center fielder Devyn Bolasky out of UC Riverside. The center fielder hit two home runs and had 26 RBI, while hitting .336 to lead the team in 2014. Bolasky showed he had some speed as well as he stole 14 bases on the year, good enough for second on the team. Devyn was also a Big West Honorable Mention as a sophomore.
Quickly switching back to the pitching theme, New York went with Jordan Ramsey in the 32nd Round. The righty from UNC – Wilmington went 2-4 this season with a 5.80 ERA. Going into the season, Baseball America had rated him the 12th best prospect in the state. Ramsey is now a multiple draftee as he was a 28th round selection of the Kansas City Royals out of high school in 2011.
Continuing to select pitchers, right hander David Graybill of Arizona State was taken in the 33rd Round. Although his draft profile lists him as being drafted as a pitcher, Graybill did not log an inning on the mound this year for the Sun Devils. He is listed as both and infielder and a pitcher on their official roster and hit .227 in 44 at-bats this season. Graybill was drafted in the 31st round out of high school by the LA Dodgers previously.
New York turned to the Northeast in the 34th Round, when they selected yet another right-handed pitcher in Matt Wotherspoon of Pittsburgh. This past season, the righty lead the Panthers in games started (14), and inning pitched (79). The senior joins fellow Panther Joe Harvey in New York who was selected in the 19th round.
High school catcher Christopher Hudgins was the Yankees pick in the 35th Round. The California native is currently committed to Cal State Fullerton, a perennial NCAA power, so he will need some persuading to end up signing with the Yankees.