• Eric Jagielo

    Posted by on June 30th, 2017 · Comments (2)

    The Yankees drafted him BEFORE Aaron Judge. Just saying…

    Comments on Eric Jagielo

    1. KPOcala
      June 30th, 2017 | 1:53 pm

      Come on Steve, give Cashman at least a tip of the hat.

      Btw, we were both right (among many others) that Cespedes was a dog. I’m really glad that he’s not on the team….

    2. Evan3457
      July 1st, 2017 | 1:58 pm

      That’s right.
      And taken ahead of Jaiglo, two picks in front, was Billy McKinney, by the A’s.
      And two picks in front of him was Hunter Harvey, by the O’s.
      And the pick in front of him was Nick Ciuffo, a catcher hitting .218 in AA, by the Rays.
      And the pick in front of him was Jonathan Crawford, a SP, by the Tigers, since moved on to the REDS, and pitching to a 5.91 ERA in high-A ball.
      And 6 picks before that, the Pirates took Reese McGuire, a defense first catcher hitting .216 in his 2nd try at AA.
      And 3 before that, the Mets took Dominic Smith, a firstbaseman at Las Vegas who still doesn’t have enough power to start in the majors
      And 5 before that, the Marlins took Colin Moran, a bat first 3rd baseman, who was traded to Houston and is now buried behind Bregman, Correa and Altuve.
      And the Indians took Clint Frazier with the pick before that one.
      And, at the top of that draft, at 1-1, the Astro took Mark Appel, and when they realized what a mistake they made, dumped in him along with 5 others (including Vincent Velazquez, who was the key piece) in a trade for Ken Giles, a talented but reasonably effective closer.

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      Of course, Jagielo wound up being one of the two key pieces in the trade for Aroldis Chapman (along with Rookie Davis). Chapman was, in turn, traded for Billy McKinney, picked two picks ahead of Jagielo. And Adam Warren, who the Yanks had traded to the Cubs to get Starlin Castro.

      Oh, and somebody named Gleyber Torres

      And then the Yanks re-signed Chapman for a large sum of money.

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