Age: 20, September 24, 1996
New York Yankees Vice President of Domestic Amateur Scouting, Damon Oppenheimer, Selected Alex Mauricio with the 812th overall selection in 27th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Mauricio is a two-way player that was drafted as a pitcher out of Norfolk State.
The Midlothian, Virginia native went 4-4 with a 3.49 ERA for the Spartans this season. He tossed 59.1 innings in 2017, struck out 55 opponents while issuing 27 walks.
In 2016, he was named to the All-MEAC first-team as a reliever and to the watch list for the John Olerud Award, which is given to the nation’s top two-way player.
Other than his work on the mound, Mauricio hit .345 with 17 doubles, and drive in 27 runs while playing shortstop and third base for Norfolk State.