New York Yankees Vice President of Domestic Amateur Scouting, Damon Oppenheimer, Selected Matt Sauer with the 54th overall selection in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Sauer is an 18-year old right-handed pitcher out of Ernest Righetti High School in Santa Maria, California.
In his first professional season, Sauer debuted with the Gulf Coast Yankees (Rookie) and went 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA over six starts. He tossed 11.2 innings, walked eight and struck out 12. Hitters batted .271 against him.