We sat down with Yankees' 26th round pick, Collin Slaybaugh, for a Draft Day Q&A session. Find out what the catcher/outfielder from Washington State University says about his game, how he feels being drafted by the Yankees, what he'll bring to the Yankees organization, and much more.
June 18, 2014
THE FICKLE nature of baseball's annual summer draft was demonstrated once again when Scout.com tabbed outfielder Ben Roberts to be the first Washington State Cougar selected this week, at No. 265, but Baseball America magazine failed to mention Roberts among its top 500 draft prospects.
June 4, 2014
WHERE DEONE BUCANNON will wind up playing after the NFL draft unfolds May 8-10 is a source of great speculation right now, but everyone seems certain Bucannon will soon be a wealthy young man. The latest draft projections of Scout.com, Sports Illustrated and ESPN.com list Bucannon as a second-round pick, which would put his income this season somewhere between $1.2 million and $2.8 million.
May 2, 2014
AN EXPERIENCED WSU baseball team opens the season with a three-game series at top-ranked Cal State Fullerton starting Friday. Coach Donnie Marbut will field a squad that looks to be long on defense and pitching. Right-handed juniors Scott Simon and Tanner Chleborad will lead the rotation. But one senior expected to play a big role, either in the rotation or out of the pen, is lost for the season.
February 13, 2014
DONNIE MARBUT IS plenty excited about Washington State's baseball recruiting class, but the Cougars coach might be even more excited about WSU's re-recruiting class. Marbut said Tuesday that four of the five Cougars selected in the major league draft earlier this month – including incoming freshman pitcher Layne Bruner from Montesano – have assured him they will be wearing crimson next spring.
June 18, 2013