Yankees: 3 MLB Draft prospects fans should prepare for

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2. Michael McGreevy, RHP, UC Santa Barbara

Look at that beautiful campus! Yankees fans better hope Michael McGreevy can pitch just as well without the beach backdrop, because that is … not what River Ave looks like.

Hmm, let’s see. A 6-4, 215-pound righty with an advanced feel for pitching coming from the UCSB Gauchos — there’s no way the Yankees see a little Shane Bieber (6-3, 200, same alma mater) in him, right?

That’s the comparison you can’t help but get distracted by with McGreevy, who’s long landed with the Yanks in a series of mock drafts, but fell to No. 24 and the Atlanta Braves in Callis’ latest for MLB.com.

This year, in McGreevy’s first complete campaign since 2019 (for obvious reasons), he’s allowed an unfortunate 109 hits in 101.2 innings pitched, but with 115 whiffs in his pocket. The best part of his profile, though, is the 11 walks he’s allowed in total. 11! Now that’s how you construct a WHIP in college.

The McGreevy smoke has quieted down around the Yankees a bit lately after running hot in the early stages of draft analysis, but we can still see the fit, especially considering the magic Matt Blake once worked on a similar pitcher from the same institution.

Now, here’s where things get nuts…