Edmond Santa Fe's Ty Hensley will sign with the New York Yankees.
Hensley, the No. 30 overall pick in last month's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, announced his decision late Thursday night on Twitter.
“As the captain says ... ‘Everything looks good in pinstripes!!!!,'” Hensley tweeted just after saying he had news to share.
Hensley was facing a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday to sign.
“I'm excited,” Hensley said. “It's been hectic and there's a story behind all this waiting and everything. It's more than people think it is.”
Hensley didn't elaborate but said more would come out in the next few days.
He and his family will fly to New York on Saturday, where he'll be introduced before the Yankees play the Angels. He'll also be in uniform for batting practice.
“It'll be pretty neat, just a really cool experience,” Hensley said. “There's so much history and tradition there. I can't wait to play there.”
Shortly after he was drafted, Hensley said his goal was the make it to the big leagues by the time he was 21.
Thursday night, Hensley stayed with that goal.
“I'll be disappointed in myself if anything less happens,” he said.
The suggested slot bonus for the pick is $1.6 million. Hensley declined to discuss terms of his deal with the Yankees.
Hensley was signed with Ole Miss.
“Just over the past few days,” Hensley said of when he decided to begin his pro career. “I thought long and hard about it and I just had to make that call.”
Hensley was 10-0 with a 1.52 ERA, striking out 111 in 55 1/3 innings in helping Edmond Santa Fe to the Class 6A semifinals this season.
He was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Baseball Player of the Year and earned All-America honors from several organizations.
Hensley was also recently awarded the Bob Colon Scholarship as the top male scholar-athlete in the Oklahoma City area by The Oklahoman and the Jim Thorpe Association.
With Hensley's decision, just five first-round picks remain unsigned.
One of those is Oklahoma State and former Putnam City High School standout Andrew Heaney. Heaney, who was taken by the Marlins No. 9 overall, is not expected to sign before the deadline after reportedly rejecting Miami's final offer.
One of the other first-round picks who hasn't signed, Tampa Bay pick Richie Shaffer, is expected to sign before the deadline, according to the Tampa Bay Times.