Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Yankees Sign 4th Round Pick Jordan Montgomery & 6th Round Pick Jonathan Holder

The Yankees have signed their fourth round pick Jordan Montgomery and sixth round pick Jonathan Holder from this year's MLB First Year Players Draft. Montgomery received his full $424,000 slot recommended bonus for the 122nd pick overall and Holder, teammate of Jacob Lindgren, signed for $170,000. The slot recommendation for Holder was $237,600 so the Yankees saved roughly $67,600 on the deal.

Montgomery is already getting comparisons to David Phelps and Adam Warren with his low 90's fastball, cutter, curveball, and changeup. Holder also has a low 90's fastball and a big breaking curveball after closing games for the Mississippi State Rebel's baseball team.

Both players pitched in the SEC, the toughest division in college, and should be rushed through the Yankees system this year.

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