Age: 21, Sept 6,1995
New York Yankees Vice President of Domestic Amateur Scouting, Damon Oppenheimer, selected first baseman/outfielder Steven Sensley out of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette with the 362nd overall draft pick in the 12th round of the 2017 Draft.
Sensley was a first team All-American at LSU-Eunice in 2015 and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays that year in the 38th round (1,138th selection overall), but he opted to attend Louisiana-Lafayette instead of sign with the team.
In two seasons with the Ragin’ Cajuns, Sensley has vastly improved. This past season, he slashed .314/.576/.417 with 11 home runs, 26 extra base hits, and 46 RBIs. The lefty has shown the kind of power stroke that would play well with the short-porch in Yankee Stadium.
This is now the third time Sensley has been drafted — the Minnesota Twins drafted him right out of high school in 2013 in the 33rd round.
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