August 17, 2009

Draft picks: Heathcott and Murphy signed

The Yankees selected outfielder Slade Heathcott and catcher J.R. Murphy in the first and second rounds in this past first-year player draft in June. Today, on signing deadline day, both have been confirmed signing by Lane Meyer of

It’s nice to see Heathcott signed after last season’s first rounder Gerrit Cole was left unsigned. Cole chose UCLA instead of jumping to the minors straight from high school.

According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, Heathcott signed a $2.2M bonus (double than expected). Also, Meyer has reported that the Yankees have signed their top nine picks and 13 of their top 14.

More details of the contracts to come when available.

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