Hitting back-to-back in Class A Advanced Tampa's lineup Wednesday, third baseman Eric Jagielo and outfielder Aaron Judge, the Yankees' top two picks in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, each collected three hits and scored two runs. The duo helped Tampa rout Brevard County, 11-1.
Jagielo, the Yankees' No. 3 prospect, went 3-for-5 with an RBI in the third spot of Tampa's lineup. Judge, the club's No. 5 prospect, hit cleanup and went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs. His home run cleared the video board in left-center at Steinbrenner Field, according to Nick Flammia, the Tampa radio broadcaster.
They Yankees had three picks in the first round of the 2013 Draft and selected Jagielo and Judge just six picks apart. Jagielo, the 26th overall pick, began his first full professional season in Tampa, but was sidelined for more than a month by tightness in his ribcage. In 76 games this season, he is hitting .259/.349/.468 with 17 home runs.
Judge was the 32nd overall pick in last year's Draft. A quad injury delayed his professional debut until this season and he began his career with Class A Charleston. He earned a promotion in June and is hitting .277/.402/.455 with eight home runs in 57 games with Tampa.