Yankees MLB Draft 2018: Yankees select C Josh Breaux from McLennan Community College with the 61st overall pick
With the 61st pick of the 2018 draft, the New York Yankees have selected catcher Josh Breaux (pronounced BRO) from McLennan Community College in Texas. Breaux was the 71st ranked draft prospect on MLB.com and hit .404 with 18 home runs and 69 RBI as a Sophomore at McLennan this year. His best skill is his power bat. Breaux has also topped out at over 100 MPH on the mound, but the Yankees drafted him as a catcher.
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Breaux's stock really improved after he finished fifth in the Cape Cod League with six home runs last summer. While his power and bat speed are undeniable traits, there are some questions about patience and approach at the plate.
Breaux is a 2019 Arkansas commit and was previously drafted by the Houston Astros in the 36th round of last year’s draft. It’s no secret that the Yankees system was thin on catchers, and the team has clearly prioritized restocking the cupboard at that position.
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