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.