- Andrew Marchand, ESPN Senior Writer
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The Yankees have signed their first pick, Eric Jagielo, according to Baseball America. The Yankees confirmed the signing Friday afternoon. Baseball Ameria said the deal was for $1,839,400.
The Yankees like Jagielo because he fits their stadium. He is a 6-foot-3, 215-pound, left-handed hitting third baseman. Since he is a college kid, he might be closer to the majors than Dante Bichette Jr., who was the Yankees' first pick (No. 51) in 2011. Bichette, also a third baseman, is hitting .212 with four homers and 35 RBIs in 59 games at Single-A Charleston.
Bichette is 20, while Jagielo is 21.