Canes' Seigler drafted 23rd overall by New York Yankees
The New York Yankees made Cartersville High School’s Anthony Seigler the No. 23 overall pick in the first round of the MLB draft Monday night.
The 2018 grad becomes the second Cartersville High baseball player ever selected in the first round. Donovan Tate was taken third overall in 2009 by the San Diego Padres.
Seigler, a catcher and ambidextrous pitcher, led the Hurricanes to the Class 4A championship series this season to cap a spectacular high school career and senior season.
Seigler is projected as a catcher at the professional level and is expected to take the pro route and sign with the Yankees although he has a college option as a University of Florida commit.
According to MLB.com, the assessed value for Seigler is a little more than $2.8 million and most teams stay within 5 percent of the assessed value.
Seigler was in attendance at the MLB Network’s studios in Secaucus, NJ when his selection by the Yankees was announced.
He hit .567 during the high school playoffs this season with six home runs. He added 11 more extra base hits, 16 walks, a hit-by-pitch, 20 runs, and 15 RBIs. He also did not strikeout during the postseason.
For his senior season, he finished with 13 homers, 34 RBI, and hit for a .421 average.