2021 MLB Draft: Sean Hard, 603rd Overall, New York Yankees

July 13, 2021

The Yankees took a big swing with their last pick of the draft, selecting super-talented starter Sean Hard in the 20th round.

Hard dazzled at the National Combine, striking out three batters over the course of his outing, and earning an invitation to pitch for the National Team at International Week later that year.

The New Jersey native got to pitch at Fenway Park, and wowed scouts in attendance with a performance in which he struck out four batters in two innings of work. He also attended the Philadelphia Regional Combine this spring, and was set to come to the Pre-Draft High School combine before unfortunately being unable to make it.

“Big upside,” said Jeremy Booth, CEO and president of the Future Stars Series. “It’s 95 now, plus breaking ball, high spin guy, doesn’t quite know what he’s doing yet when it comes to sinking and cutting it. He’ll be able to pitch front to back on the plate; a levers guy, and he’s barely shaving, so he channeled the nutrition (advice) that he got and ran with it…he’s got all the upside in the world, and I think he’s a front of the rotation starter when it’s all said and done. I think he’s a 2.”

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