Ted Berg, of SNY.tv, talks to Jonathan Mayo, of MLB.com, regarding the Yankees and the draft this week. Here’s the video:
Gerrit Cole? Baseball America has him ranked as the 17th best prospect in the draft. He may not be around when they Yankees get to make their first pick. Besides, we’re still waiting for the last Yankees “first-round RHP from a California High School” pick to reach his “potential,” aren’t we?
For me, when it comes to the first round, take the best bat available in terms of batting eye combined with production or the best college starting pitcher in terms of stuff and command. Those are the ones more likely to give you something down the line.