Friday, June 15, 2018

Meet a Prospect: Daniel Bies



Another pick by the New York Yankees in the 2018 MLB Draft and another huge-framed, big-stature, experienced college right-handed starting pitcher for the farm system. Following a recent trend for the Yankees that dates back to the 2017 MLB Draft the Yankees are stockpiling experienced right-handed starters via the draft and the latest is Daniel Bies, a starter from the University of Gonzaga. Let’s meet him. This is Meet a Prospect: The Daniel Bies Edition.

Bies stands 6’8” and weighs in at 245 lbs. giving the Yankees another option for either their football or basketball team of pitchers the organization is seemingly putting together. Bies throws and bats right-handed and was the team’s 7th round selection this year in the draft, 217th overall.

In 16 starts as a red-shirt junior this season Bies posted a 7-4 record with a 2.49 ERA along with 125 strikeouts and just 25 walks in 112 innings of work. That’s all the Yankees need, another pitcher with nearly a 10.0 strikeouts per nine innings ratio.


Here is what Baseball America had to say about Bies before the Draft:

“ONE OF THE BIGGEST PITCHERS IN THE 2018 DRAFT CLASS, BIES IS A 6-FOOT-8, 245-POUND RIGHTHANDER WHO HAS A FASTBALL UP TO 94 MPH AND AN ABOVE-AVERAGE BREAKING BALL. BIES HAD TOMMY JOHN SURGERY IN HIGH SCHOOL AND REDSHIRTED DURING HIS FIRST YEAR WITH GONZAGA, BUT HE HAS IMPROVED EACH SEASON SINCE 2016. BIES HAS TURNED INTO AN ABOVE-AVERAGE STRIKE THROWER AFTER WALKING MORE THAN ONE BATTER PER INNING IN A SHORT 2016 SEASON AND THEN OVER FIVE BATTERS PER NINE INNINGS IN 2017. THIS SPRING, BIES HAS GONE RIGHT AFTER HITTERS WITH A SOLID-AVERAGE FASTBALL THAT PLAYS UP THANKS TO HIS SIZE AND THE PLANE HE’S ABLE TO GET ON THE BALL.”

Bies has already agreed to sign with the Yankees so congratulations to him and his family. Welcome to the organization and welcome to the family. You can follow Daniel on Twitter by following @DBies21, or you can follow this Daniel by following @GreedyStripes. Thank you!

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