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Yankees’ four-run first inning powers sweep over Mariners

Two aces met in the Bronx today in Luis Severino and James Paxton. Neither had their best stuff and were hit early and often. The Yankees used two two-run blasts in the first inning to lead them to a 4-3 victory and sweep of the Seattle Mariners.

Yankees MLB Draft 2018: Yankees select 2B/OF Brandon Lockridge from Troy University with the 157th pick of the fifth round

The Yankees have selected their second outfielder in the 2018 draft, a 6’1”, 185-pound righty named Brandon Lockridge. Lockridge currently plays baseball for Troy University.
Photo Credit: Troy Athletics

Lockridge, born on March 14, 1997, is primarily a second baseman but was drafted as an outfielder for the Yankees. According to MLB.com, he has shown promise in CF but has a fringe arm. He played in all 56 games for the Trojans this season, batting .303 with 24 extra-base hits.
With a 70-to-80 grade run tool, Lockridge is known for his speed. He stole 25 bases in 27 attempts this season.

The Yankees will continue to seek out talented position players to balance out their surplus of highly-ranked pitching prospects.

Article by: Isabella Anton