After seeing their starting rotation decimated by injuries this season, the Yankees focused on getting back to pitching nirvana with their picks in the 2014 MLB Draft—the first five selected were all aces and the Bombers even stayed in the family when they took Mariano Rivera III in the 29th round. But it’s the Yankees 14th round pick that’s standing out due to his uncanny resemblance to Kenny Powers.
Sean Carley, out of West Virginia University, is used to the comparisons to the fictional fireballer made famous by actor Danny McBride.
Just featured on Pre-Draft Coverage with @IntentionalTalk on @MLBNetwork ! #KFP #honored pic.twitter.com/3LhQ3mcscbThe right-hander, who is originally from Melbourne, FL and an admitted Marlins fan, finished his college career as a closer with a 5-3 record with four saves after a two year absence to recuperate from Tommy John surgery.
— Sean Carley (@SeanCarley23) June 5, 2014
He was selected in the 34th round by the Padres last year, but opted to return to school to improve his draft position.
Carley was getting a haircut when he got the call, and will join the Staten Island Yankees by the end of the week.
Oh, he’s also a Yankees fan now. No word yet if he is working on this routine:
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