Al Leiter: My son Jack is going to Vanderbilt over the Yankees

Photo: Anne-Marie Caruso/NorthJersey.com

Al Leiter: My son Jack is going to Vanderbilt over the Yankees

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Al Leiter: My son Jack is going to Vanderbilt over the Yankees

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Not even the Yankees could change Jack Leiter’s mind.

The Delbarton School star stayed true to his decision to attend Vanderbilt University next year, meaning he won’t sign with the Yankees, who chose him in the 20th round of the MLB Draft.

The official decision was announced on Twitter by Leiter’s father, Al, a former major leaguer who played for the Yankees and Mets and won three World Series titles (two with the Blue Jays, one with the Marlins).

Jack Leiter was considered a top prospect in this year’s draft, but he fell way out of the first round because teams knew of his intention to play in college. Players who go to college can’t enter the draft again until after their junior year of school.

“We felt it was worth the chance,’’ Yankees scouting director Damon Oppenheimer said of taking Leiter in the 20th round. “Sometimes it’s about building relationships.”

The Yankees first round pick, Anthony Volpe, was a high school teammate of Jack Leiter’s at Delbarton. The pair helped the Green Wave win a state title on Thursday.

Don Bosco plays Delbarton at home in Morristown on Friday May 31, 2019. D#22 Jack Leiter pitches the ball. (Photo: Anne-Marie Caruso/NorthJersey.com)

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Al Leiter: My son Jack is going to Vanderbilt over the Yankees

According to his dad, Jack Leiter is sticking with Vanderbilt.

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