MLB Draft Results: New York Yankees Select With Jeff Degano 57th Pick


The Yankees last pick of the night netted them another college arm, this time from the left side. The Yankees added left-hander Jeff Degano with the 57th pick in the draft.

The Canadian lefty went to Community College before transferring to Indiana State. Degano is 22 years of age and will turn 23 in October. He has already had Tommy John surgery and had to redshirt in 2014.

His 2015 season was quite impressive. He went 8-3 with a 2.26 ERA. In 99 innings, he only gave up 78 hits, walked 28 and struck out 126 batters.  That’s 11.4 K/9 ratio. Pretty good.

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Degano was ranked 94 in’s top 200 prospect list.

He has a fastball that sits at 88-92 MPH that he can touch 95 with and cut which is a great weapon to have as a lefty. Just ask Andy Pettitte. He has a slurve as well that he can get strikeouts with as well as a changeup.

Degano was named on the watch list for College Pitcher of The Year along with his new teammate James Kaprielian.

Degano may need more time than Kaprielian simply because he missed time coming back from the surgery. Anytime you can add a power lefty to your system it’s a wise move. The Yankees are drafting more and more pitching and Degano just adds to the stable of pitching depth in the minors.

Between Degano and Kaprielian the Yankees added two pitchers who were in the top 20 in strikeouts in the NCAA.

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