• Experts Look At Yanks ’08 Draft

    Posted by on October 24th, 2008 · Comments (4)

    Some interesting snips from Baseball America’s annual Draft Report Card (for 2008):

    BEST DRAFT
    1. Rangers
    2. Royals
    3. Giants
    4. Twins
    5. Red Sox

    BEST SECONDARY PITCH
    1. Brian Matusz, lhp, Orioles (1)
    2. Shooter Hunt, rhp, Twins (1s)
    3. Ethan Martin, rhp, Dodgers (1)
    4. Christian Friedrich, lhp, Rockies (1)
    5. Jeremy Bleich, lhp, Yankees (1s)

    BEST PRO DEBUT
    College Players
    1. Brett Wallace, 3b, Cardinals (1)
    2. Roberto Lopez, 1b/of, Angels (25)
    3. Dan Robertson, of, Padres (33)
    4. Jay Jackson, rhp, Cubs (9)
    5. Pat Venditte, rhp/lhp, Yankees (20)

    BEST LATE-ROUND PICK
    Above Slot Bonuses
    1. J.P. Ramirez, of, Nationals (15)
    2. Quinton Miller, rhp, Pirates (20)
    3. T.J. House, lhp, Indians (16)
    4. Garrison Lassiter, ss, Yankees (27)
    5. Juan Carlos Sulbaran, rhp, Reds (30)

    THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY

    College Players
    1. Aaron Crow, rhp, Nationals (1)
    2. Tanner Scheppers, rhp, Pirates (2)
    3. Chris Dominguez, 3b, Rockies (5)
    4. Alex Wilson, rhp, Cubs (10)
    5. Scott Bittle, rhp, Yankees (2)

    High School Players
    1. Gerrit Cole, rhp, Yankees (1)
    2. Alex Meyer, rhp, Red Sox (20)
    3. Sonny Gray, rhp, Cubs (27)
    4. Zach Cox, 3b, Dodgers (20)
    5. Brett Mooneyham, lhp, Padres (15)

    (For the record, Baseball America talked to scouting directors and other scouts in order to provide a detailed breakdown of each team’s 2008 draft.)

    Well, if anything, Garrison Lassiter has that look in his eye….

    Comments on Experts Look At Yanks ’08 Draft

    1. AndrewYF
      October 24th, 2008 | 9:30 pm

      I thought Nik Turley (related to Bob?) was a darn good pick in the 50th round (3rd from last pick of the draft, I think). Tall lefty with good stuff. Had a good pro debut as well.

    2. MJ
      October 25th, 2008 | 11:55 am

      Bummer that Cole was such a d-bag and ultimately toyed with the Yanks. Even still, some of the players taken in the later rounds seem to be pretty good and perhaps those guys develop and make this draft look better in a few years.

      Also, Steve, I’m not sure I got your reference about the look in Lassiter’s eye. Does he look like someone or am I missing the joke altogether?

    3. October 25th, 2008 | 12:04 pm

      Nah, I just thought that picture had an intense look…

    4. MJ
      October 25th, 2008 | 12:42 pm

      Nah, I just thought that picture had an intense look…
      ——————
      Funny, I thought he looked stoned in that picture. :-)

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