It's officially official.
According to several sources, but we'll use NJ.com on this one, James Kaprielian is now a New York Yankee :
"...Kaprielian received a $2.65 million bonus, Callis said. That's just over the
league's $2.543,300 recommendation for a 16th overall selection. It was the highest pick the Yankees have had in more than 20 years.The Yankees and Kaprielian went down to the wire. The sides had until Friday to get the a deal done...
Kaprielian, 21, is expected to climb
through the Yankees' farm system quickly. It's unclear, however,
whether he'll pitch this season. He threw 106 2/3 innings for UCLA,
posting a 2.03 ERA."
Awesome. Now it's my job as the head of BYB to do what we have continued to do and that's try to snag an interview with the kid.
We've done it for a while here. We interviewed Dante Bichette Jr. (Read EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: DANTE BICHETTE JRl) We interviewed Sean Carley (Read EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: SEAN CARLEY IS EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS), and we interviewed Ty Hensley (Read EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: TY HENSLEY: YANKEES 1ST ROUND PICK), and of course became very close to the family. Good kid. Great family.
You gotta support these kids... and you definitely have to continue supporting them as they work their way through the system. It's a great thing, but as Marci Hensley has said all too often to me, and I'm paraphrasing, it's hard road for these kids to get there and stay there. The support always helps.
So James, congrats. We want to interview you, big guy. We want to get into your head and see what your goals are. You up for it?
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