The Yankees had the 28th, 44th and 75th overall selections in the draft this year.
What happens? With the 28th pick, they take a kid, Gerrit Cole who will not sign. With the 44th pick, they take a kid that many feel was an “over-draft” – Jeremy Bleich. And, with the 75th pick they take a kid, Scott Bittle, with a bad shoulder.
As a result, in the end, the Yankees only sign one of their first three picks in the 2008 draft – and it was the one who was an “over-draft” – Jeremy Bleich.
Basically, the Yankees threw away two of the first 75 picks in this draft because of bad decisions on who to pick. They didn’t do their homework in terms of sign-ability and health.
Sure, they get some extra picks next draft as a result of the “no signs.” But, they also miss the chance to have some premium talent mature in their system over the next year.
Great job here by “Ca$h-money!,” huh?