Future Watch: Brady Lail Baseball Rookie Cards, Yankees – Brady Lail is a 6′-2′, 205lb., pitcher who was drafted in the 18th round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft by the New York Yankees. Hailing from South Jordan, Utah, that’s quite a drive to the Bronx. But he’s not there yet so his family will have plenty of time to book passage.
He is currently pitching for the Trenton Thunder of the Eastern League, along with teammate Alex Rodriguez who’s rehabbing and trying to get back with the New York Yankees. Lail has made five starts so far this season, completing one, and has a 1-2 record.
To date, only 39 men born in the state of Utah have become major leaguers. Blessed with a good fastball, he’s a very coachable player who’s trying to gain more consistency with his pitches.
Lail has a Bowman Chrome Prospect Autograph card, number CPA-BL, in 2016 Bowman Baseball Cards.
Here’s a feature clip on the prospect:
According to his MLB.com draft profile:
Lail’s fastball has improved from 85-88 mph in high school to 88-94 these days, and he can ride a four-seamer up in the strike zone or sink a two-seamer in the lower half. He also can spin a curveball that creeps into the low 80s, keep hitters off balance with a solid changeup and mix in a cutter. ETA 2017.
At 22, he’s getting closer to the majors. He is a workhorse and the kind of player who can be an innings eater. The Yankees are in dire need of pitching but they’re smart enough to wait a little longer before they make the call. So many players go from AA to the majors and Lail could be yet another one sometime soon.
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