Yankees 2012 18th round draft pick: Brady Lail

With their 18th round pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Brady Lail, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound right handed pitcher out of Bingham High School in Utah.

Lail is young, just 18-years-old, and is quite projectable. His fastball sits in the upper 80′s, topping out at 91 mph now, but once he fills out it could be quite good. His best pitch is his curveball and he also has a changeup. He’s a bit of a sign-ability case too.

He is currently committed to the University of Arizona and he expected to go much earlier in the draft, hoping to get $400K. Now the Yankees will have to get creative in order to meet his demands. It sounds like they are willing to do that.

“They called and said, ‘We drafted you, and we’ll do whatever we have to do to make you a Yankee,’ ” Lail told James Edward of the Deseret News.

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2 Responses to Yankees 2012 18th round draft pick: Brady Lail

  1. Ismael Quinones says:

    Why do the Yankees keep drafting players with signability issues?
    Sounds like giving him the money will sway him to play pro ball.
    I wouldn't draft players like this.

    • I'm not sure why you are going through such old posts. These are from nearly two years ago now. By the way, the Yankees did sign Lail and he had a 2.92 ERA, a 8.2 K/9 and a 1.2 BB/9 in 61.2 innings last season. And THAT is why you draft signability guys because you get great talent in the 18th round.