Yankees Sign Ty Hensley

The Yankees have signed first-round draft pick Ty Hensley, reports Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA (Twitter links).  The two sides agreed to a $1.2MM bonus, below the recommended slot price of $1.6MM for the 30th overall pick. 

There could be some intrigue in the signing, as Baseball America's Jim Callis reports that Hensley and the Yankees agreed to terms on a $1.6MM bonus in June before an MRI revealed "abnormalities" in his pitching shoulder.  As a result, Hensley's bonus was reduced by $400K, though the right-hander said in a statement released through his advisor that he was happy with how the Yankees treated him during the process.

Hensley, a high-schooler from Oklahoma, had committed to pitch for the University of Mississippi before being drafted by New York.  He is described by Baseball America's John Manuel as having a plus curveball that may be even better than his fastball, which has touched 97-mph.  Hensley's makeup and work ethic has also been praised by scouts.


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  1. Sweet

  2. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Nice. Glad the NYY didn’t end up with another Cole fiasco where a draftee changes their mind after being selected.

  3. jr 3 years ago

    no joke…
    i read they found abnormalties with his mri AFTER they signed him…
    any update?

    • pennypincher 3 years ago

      RAB said he lost some bonus so we got more money to sign some late rounders.  Hurrah!

      • East Coast Bias 3 years ago

        Your username and comment are made for each other. 

  4. steal of the draft

    • LazerTown 3 years ago

      A high School player that can touch 97 and has a good curve, sounds good.  As long as he can stay healthy he should turn out to be a good pick.

  5. pennypincher 3 years ago

    Hallelujah! Hope that they still have a bit of money left for a late rounder

  6. Finally! Awesome.

  7. RipeOn 3 years ago

    Shoulder abnormalities.  He’s officially a Yankee.

    • I’m happy we got him signed. But that part made my body cringe. Hope for the best is all we can do. 

  8. DerekJeterDan 3 years ago

    This is a huge signing for the Yankees! Definitely a steal. He’s finally a Yankee!

  9. vinnieg 3 years ago

    we saved alot of money hopefully this will help us sign some of the high potential guys ‘committed’ to college.   i believe most of them are outfielders. 

  10. captainjeter 3 years ago

    Shoulder abnormalities?   Holy Cow. What does that mean?

    • Red_Line_9 3 years ago

      The fact that a high school kid can touch 97 mph seems like a basic shoulder abnormality to me.

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