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Cave Feels Prepared

The New York Yankees' sixth-round draft selection, Jake Cave, signed with the team earlier this month and is all settled in Tampa where he has joined the Gulf Coast League to begin his professional career. With an impressive high school season at the plate and the mound, the Yankees gain an athletic player with a build and skill-set that may turn out valuable for the organization.

Jake Cave, who stands at 6-foot-1 and 180-pounds, played both pitcher and centerfield in his time at Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, Virginia. In his senior season he tore up the competition at both the plate and the mound. He batted a staggering .594 with 18 extra-base hits while tallying up an impressive on-base percentage of .725. On the mound, Cave finished the season with a 6-3 record...