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Yankees: Clarke Schmidt update more proof you should trade pitching prospects

Clarke Schmidt #86 of the New York Yankees pitches during game two of a doubleheader baseball game against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 4, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Drafting Clarke Schmidt in 2017 despite his pending Tommy John surgery was an easy decision for the New York Yankees.

Get a bargain on one of college baseball’s top starters, wait out his rehab, and then you’ll have a top pitching prospect who will likely never have to undergo the procedure a second time.