Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Time running out for Yankees to sign Brackman

Under new rules adopted by Major League Baseball, any drafted player who is not signed by midnight on August 15 cannot be signed. As of Tuesday night, the Yankees had not signed NC State Junior Andrew Brackman.
From SI.com

NEW YORK: The Yankees and their top draft pick, North Carolina State
right-hander Andrew Brackman, were trying to negotiate a deal by Wednesday's
midnight deadline. Brackman is represented by Scott Boras. ... Full Story

And from BaseballAmerica.com

North Carolina State righthander Andrew Brackman (No. 30, Yankees), yet
another Scott Boras client, ranked among the 2007 draft’s top prospects until a
late-season slump fueled talk that he has an elbow injury that will require
Tommy John surgery. Nevertheless, industry sources expect New York will more
than triple MLB’s slot recommendation of $945,000. Full Story

In my previous post on Brackman falling to 30th in the draft, (Brackman Drops to 30th in MLB Draft ) I stated that Brackman's Wolfpack Basketball and Baseball careers were probably over. At the time, I thought there was no way he would go unsigned. If the speculation about his elbow injury is true, it appears that Brackman's Wolfpack career is over even if he is not signed by the Yankees.


Ken White said...

I'll bet he could play hoops without the surgery.