With the 92nd overall pick of the 2017 draft, the Yankees selected right-handed pitcher Trevor Stephan. He played his college ball at the University of Arkansas where he led the Razorbacks with a 2.97 ERA over 16 appearances in 2017.
Stephan was originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 18th round of the 2016 draft out of Hill Junior College. He did not sign, instead opted to transfer to Arkansas where he became one of the best college pitchers in the southern United States.
Stephan made his professional debut in the Gulf Coast League with a tune-up game for the GCL Yankees East. In that game, he threw two innings, struck out one and did not allow a hit. On July 1, he was promoted to Staten Island where he would spend the remainder of the 2017 season.
With the Staten Island Yankees, he appeared in 10 games, 10 starts, striking out 43 batters in 32 1/3 innings of work in the regular season. He earned a 1-1 record and a 1.39 ERA, all while limiting opposing batters to a .177 batting average against.
Stephan made one postseason appearance for the Staten Island Yankees, throwing 3 2/3 innings of hitless ball against the Hudson Valley Renegades on September 9, 2017.