The Yankees do love tall pitchers. I still have some Brackman flashbacks.
I tend to look at the top of the draft and dream about guys dropping but he would be in their general demographic (along with University of South Carolina pitchers and SoCal prep players).
The Yankees appear to have had a strong 2017 draft with their early picks [Matt Sauer (#8 PP, #12 MLB), Clarke Schmidt (#14 PP, #13 MLB), Trevor Stephan (#23 PP, #15 MLB), Glenn Otto (#33 PP, #20 MLB) and Canaan Smith (#36 PP, #28 MLB)] showing strongly in a deep system.
Has anyone else starting reading the top 50 draft profiles from MLB?
It’s great having incredible minor league depth but there can be playing time crunches that make it difficult. I like players with positional versatility, but I also think it can be good for a player like Holder or Park to be a starting shortstop getting everyday reps at their best position.
I’m sure the Yankees have given it much thought – will…[Read more]
After Ohtani’s rejection, I am torn as to how to spend the international money the Yankees have left.
I kind of have my heart set on getting both Cabello and Salinas but am wondering if anyone would prefer Julio Pablo Martinez.
I don’t think these boards can do polls, but would people rather have Martinez or Cabello/Salinas?
Jonathan Loaisiga entered MLB’s Yankee Top 30, replacing Guzman.
I love that Juan Then is there at 28. Cashman needs to continue with the Gamel, Pazos, Rumbelow type trades as well as the moves for international bonus slots.
John Sickels posted his Yankee list at minorleagueball.com
Loved his reference to ‘insane depth’ and ‘so much depth here it is rather overwhelming’.
He ended with ‘some of these grades may actually be too conservative’.
I think Cashman did a masterful culling job in the Sonny Gray and Frazier/Robertson/Kahnle trades and will really need to…[Read more]
Also, only the pitcher can be DHed for, so they could not make Romine the personal catcher of Ohtani with Gary Sanchez as the DH (hitting for Romine) for those starts, which would have been a nice little bonus.