Nick Rumbelow posted a solid season for LSU in 2013, and that performance got him drafted by the Yankees in the seventh round of the First-Year Player Draft on Friday.
Rumbelow made 29 appearances as a reliever for the Tigers last season, posting a 3.56 ERA and striking out 32 batters in 30 1/3 innings.
His fastball will sit in the low 90s, but is straight most of the time. He also throws a power curveball with good, sharp bite that has the chance to be a plus pitch. Rumbelow has a good amount of effort to his delivery, however, and doesn't have very good control.
Many scouts are concerned he will get injured in the future due to bad arm action, but the Yankees will give him and his solid two-pitch mix a shot in their Minor League bullpen.
Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less