Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Weekly Prospects Check In: Blake Rutherford

Blake Rutherford was the Yankees first round pick and 18th overall pick in the 2016 MLB First Year Players Draft. This much we know but what a lot of us don’t know is what the kid did while at Chaminade High School in California. High School stats are surprisingly hard to find, even for top draft picks and prospects like Rutherford, so this is what we could find.

It’s easy to see why the Yankees were so high on this kid despite being a tough sign and despite being a high school prospect. Rutherford can flat out hit and he has the tools to stick in center field in the long term making him a talent too special to pass up.

Now all the Yankees have to do is sign him. 

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