From George King:
The only hurdle left for outfielder Slade Heathcott and catcher John Murphy, the Yankees’ first- and second-round picks in the June MLB Draft is to pass their physicals.
The high-schoolers have agreed to terms and if they pass the physicals, they will choose the Yankees over LSU and the University of Miami, respectively. Both have to be signed by midnight tomorrow.
Both players likely agreed to terms weeks ago, but teams that go over the slot recommendations provided by MLB tend to announce those deals as close to the deadline as possible. It is good to see the Yankees ink these players after losing out on Gerrit Cole and Scott Bittle last season. Furthermore, with the pitching depth that the Yankees have in the minors, it is encouraging to see them add some high ceiling bats to the minor league system, with these two players and Gary Sanchez beefing up a fairly weak portion of the organization.
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