The Yankees selected catcher Josh Breaux with the No. 61 pick in the MLB draft on Monday.
Breaux is the second catcher the Yankees drafted on Monday, as they picked the ambidextrous Anthony Seigler 23rd overall.
Breaux, 20, is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound junior college prospect from Texas. He was picked in the 36th round in 2017 by the Astros.
Baseball America ranked him the No. 88 prospect in 2018, according to Whole Hog Sports' Scottie Bordelon. Breaux hit .404 with 18 home runs and 69 RBIs as a sophomore for McLennan Community College.
He would be slotted to earn approximately $1.1 million should he pass on his commitment to the University of Arkansas.
After selecting a switch-hitting catcher, who also pitches with both arms in the first round, excuse the Yankees if their second pick is a little less tantalizing. Breaux is a right-handed hitting catcher that only throws with his right hand.
Breaux, drafted by the Astros in the 36th round last year, reportedly wants to continue to catch, but his arms strength is "something ridiculous on the mound" according to Baseball America's Carlos Collazo.
MLB Pipeline gave Breaux a 55 on 80-scale for power and believe his power can be to all fields, but will have to reign in his free-swinging approach at the plate to improve on the 40-grade hit tool. MLB Pipeline also noted in its scouting report that Breaux has improved as a receiver, but could certainly use some more seasoning.