Yankees Sign Former Cardinals First-Round Pick to Minor-League Contract

David Kaestle
The Yankees are signing Delvin Perez to a minor-league deal.
The Yankees are signing Delvin Perez to a minor-league deal. / Associated Press
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The New York Yankees have had a busy offseason. From re-signing Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo to signing Carlos Rodon, the team already looks better than last season, and according to GM Brian Cashman, they aren't done, hinting at a potential impactful trade coming before spring training.

What they have done in recent days and weeks outside of the big name singings is building up their farm system with various signings. The lastest signee is a former first-round pick from 2016 of the St. Louis Cardinals, shortstop Delvin Perez.

Now, you might ask why the Yankees are singing a former top shortstop prospect when three of their top-five current prospects all play shortstop. Well, the answer is simple, the top two, Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza both could be on the Opening Day roster. Leaving multiple holes in the middle infield in their minor-league system.

Perez, once a top-20 prospect in baseball, struggled to gain traction in the Cardinals system, but the Yankees clearly see something they like and hope a change of scenery and coaching can coerce the talent he has to its top potential.

While this signing might go under the radar, what the Yankees are doing in. totality to revamp, build up and prioritize the depth and talent in their minor-league system, should not.

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