Former Yankees third-round pick released amid allegations of stealing, selling teammates' equipment

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Outfielder Jake Sanford was prepared by the Yankees in the 3rd round in 2019 out of Western Kentucky. He had appealing power, as he struck 22 homers in 56 video games in his in 2015 of college. Last year, in between Class A and High-A, he struck .285/.356/.467 with 13 doubles, 5 triples and 16 crowning achievement in 435 plate looks.

He has actually now signed with the Ottawa Titans of the Frontier League, according to the Associated Press. This is an independent league without any association to Major League Baseball. What occurred in between was what makes the story fascinating. 

Sanford, 24, was launched by the Yankees recently, reports At least part of the factor was that he was taking devices from colleagues and offering it, per several accusations. The story began to spread out rather rapidly on social networks in the last couple of weeks, as some fans began to publish messages stating they were scammed out of cash in supposed souvenirs sales by Sanford. 


The Yankees cut Sanford over accusations that he consistently pestered colleagues for their devices to offer online, while likewise sometimes swiping it from their lockers, an individual with understanding of the scenario informed NJ Advance Media on Wednesday. The individual spoke on the condition of privacy due to the fact that he wasn’t licensed to speak openly.

“He was scamming other players,” the individual stated.

According to accusations on social networks, Sanford preyed on fans, too. While he supposedly offered devices he might get his hands on — lawfully and unlawfully — fans implicated him of defrauding them by taking cash beforehand for autographed devices he never ever provided.

Sanford’s finalizing perk with the Yankees after being picked in the 2019 draft? A cool $597,500. 

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