With their seventh round draft pick (247th overall) in the MLB amateur draft, the Yankees took Taylor Garrison, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound right handed pitcher out of Fresno State. A senior, he was drafted by the Dodgers in the 27th round of the 2011 draft.
A closer throughout most of high school, Garrison only made two starts during his entire college career, but only became Fresno State’s closer this season. In 28 games and 42.1 innings this season, Garrison had a 2.98 ERA, 52 strikeouts, and 13 walks. His junior year he had a 1.32 ERA, 42 strikeouts, and 10 walks over 34 innings.
Most reports from last year’s draft stated that he fully intended to sign with the Dodgers and quickly. That obviously never happened though and I’m not sure why that is. He’s a senior now which means he doesn’t have much leverage at all so the Yankees should have no problem signing him.