The bad news is that Jeremy Bleich had a tough day at the College World Series. He lasted only 3.1 innings against Georgia, giving up six earned runs on eight hits and two walks. He struck out four.
The good news, as least as far as the Yankees are concerned, is that his season is over and they can get down to the business of trying to sign him.
Bleich was the 44th overall pick. The 41st overall pick, Vanderbilt shortstop Ryan Flaherty, accepted a $906,000 deal from the Cubs. The 46th overall pick, Arkansas third baseman Logan Forsythe, settled for $835,000 from the Padres.
Bleich will probably land within that range. As a college junior with an elbow issue, he has only so much leverage.
Meanwhile, Sir Sidney Ponson is chucking for Triple-A Scranton. His line so far: 4 3 2 1 3 2. You can follow the game via this link.