Jacksonville Daily Progress
NEW YORK —
NEW YORK — The New York Yankees announced late last week that they have come to terms with former Bullard High School and LSU pitching standout Nick Rumbelow — the Yankees drafted Rumbelow with the 224th pick in this summer's MLB First Year Players Draft.
According to several reports Rumbelow, a seventh-round selection, signed for a $100,000 bonus.
Slot money for the 224th pick was just under $161,000.
Rumbelow, 21, just wrapped up his junior year at LSU where he posted a 3.31 earned run average with 36 strike outs and 15 walks in 32.2 innings of work as a Tiger reliever.
Baseball America's scouting report on Rumbelow states that he regularly hits speeds of 94-95 miles per hour and that his secondary pitch is a curveball that has been labeled as “inconsistent” at times.
Rumbelow is the son of Jay and Lori Rumbelow.
He earned a spot onto the 2012 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
A 2010 graduate of Bullard High, Rumbelow garnered First Team All East Texas and Second Team All-State accolades his senior year.
Rumbelow picked up his first win as a professional working in relief for the Staten Island Yankees (Class A, New York-Penn League) Monday night when the Yankees beat the Brooklyn Cyclones 8-7 in 12 innings.
Rumbelow came on with two outs in the ninth and pitched 1.1 innings and gave up a pair of unearned runs on one hit while striking out one and not walking a batter.
His professional debut took place on Friday when he worked one inning of relief and fanned two of the Auburn hitters that he faced.