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The 2021 MLB draft is scheduled to take place during the All-Star break in July (starting this Sunday!). Between now and then we will be profiling several players who the Yankees may be considering. Predicting who a team will draft is a crapshoot, so hopefully if we profile enough players we’ll profile the one the Yankees take with their first round pick. You can view the full archive here. Today’s profile: Ryan Cusick.

Background

Cusick is a huge 6′-6″, 225 lb righthanded pitcher out of Wake Forest. He pitched out of the bullpen his freshman year in 2019 before moving into the rotation for 4 starts in last year’s pandemic season. This year, he has worked as a starter for the Demon Deacons. Cusick was ranked as the 115th best prospect in the 2018 draft, and was selected by the Reds in the 40th round but turned them down to play college ball.