Josh Stowers is a 21-year-old outfielder who was a second-round pick in last year's MLB draft.
He's also the newest Yankee.
New York acquired Stowers from the Mariners on Monday in the same trade that sent RHP Sonny Gray to the Cincinnati Reds. The Yankees will receive the Reds' 2019 competitive balance Round A pick (No. 36 overall), while the Mariners will receive Reds second base prospect Shed Long. Cincinnati will also receive Yankees minor league LHP Reiver Sanmartin.
While the Yankees would have needed to add Long to the 40-man roster, Stowers has no such requirement.
A center fielder by trade, Stowers recorded a .260/.380/.410 batting line with five home runs, 28 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in 24 chances in 58 games with Low-A Everett last season after being the No. 54 pick in the draft.
Stowers, a Chicago native, spent three years with the University of Louisville and played more than 60 games as a sophomore and junior. In 2018, he hit .336/.477/.559 with nine home runs, 60 RBIs and 36 stolen bases in 43 opportunities.
Now, he'll get a chance to work his way up the Yankees' farm system.
"I couldn't be more excited to be apart of the New York Yankees Organization," Stowers said via Twitter. "Looking forward to putting on those pin stripes!"