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Yankees 2021 Prospect Preview: Glenn Otto

The Yankees focused their efforts on pitching during the 2017 draft, selecting 10 pitchers with their first 11 picks. Among the haul of arms entering the system was right-handed pitcher Glenn Otto from Rice University. The Yankees believed that the 6-foot-4, 240-pound Otto had the build and potential to work as a starter in the professional ranks. From the beginning, the Yankees pitched Otto on a starter’s schedule and began the process of adding to his arsenal in order to make him a viable starting pitching prospect.

Injuries slowed Otto’s progress almost immediately, as his first full professional season was cut short due to a blood clot in his shoulder.