Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Anthony Seigler - ambidextrous pitcher and catcher drafted by the Yankees

Anthony Seigler
Hometown: Cartersville, Georgia 

Cartersville HS (Class of 2018)
Team: Purple Hurricanes

College Commitment: University of Florida
(verbal commitment to Auburn in 2016)

2018 MLB Draft:
Selected No. 23 as a catcher by the Yankees

Positions: C, 3B, BHP
Ht/Wt:    6', 200 lbs.
Bats/Throws:  S/B

Velocity: 90 mph (88-90)

Pitches: FB, CB, CH

1.09 ERA in 25 2/3 innings in 2018

Pop 1.87 sec in 2017

2018 Rawlings’ Perfect Game First Team All-American
2016 Underclass High Honorable Mention 

Anthony Seigler is an infielder, catcher and switch pitcher who played varsity for the Purple Hurricanes team in Cartersville, Georgia. @CHSHurricaneBSB

Based on his size and fast pop time, and athletic ability I thought that he might play catcher in college. It turns out that he was selected in the 2018 MLB draft as a catcher by the New York Yankees.

"The Yankees have seen Anthony Seigler do it all on a baseball diamond, awed by his ability to not only switch-hit, but to switch-pitch. Seeing the Georgia high schooler's future behind the plate, they made him their first-round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, going 23rd overall on Monday evening.

"Though Seigler has dominated with both arms from the mound, the Yankees identified the 18-year-old as a catcher when they announced their selection on Monday. Sporting a shaggy haircut and flashy shoes, Seigler beamed as he donned the pinstripes in MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J." - Bryan Hoch - MLB.com 

read more about Seigler

MLB draft: Yankees select Anthony Seigler, ambidextrous catcher and pitcher, 23rd overall
by By Laura Albanese, newsday.com

Seigler, an ambidextrous, switch-hitting catcher and pitcher, was the Yankees first-round pick, and 23rd overall. Perfect Game U.S.A. called Seigler a “unique athlete” and “completely ambidextrous in all his baseball actions.”

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