• More MiLB Goodies: BA’s 2009 Draft Report Card

    Posted by on October 22nd, 2009 · Comments (1)

    Continuing with recently-published storylines about the state of the Yanks farm system, Baseball America released their first batch of 2009 Draft Report Cards.  BA non-subscribers take heart: the information you seek resides below!

    Position Players:
    Best Pure Hitter:  J.R. Murphy, C (Pendleton HS, Bradenton, Fla.)
    Best Power Hitter:  Slade Heathcott, OF (Texas HS, Texarkana, Texas)
    Fastest Runner:  Slade Heathcott
    Best Defensive Player:  Slade Heathcott

    Pitchers:
    Best Fastball:  Adam Warren, RHP (University of North Carolina)
    Best Secondary Pitch:  Bryan Mitchell, RHP (Rockingham County HS, Reidsville, N.C)

    Odds & Ends:
    Best Pro Debut:  Adam Warren
    Best Athlete:  Slade Heathcott
    Closest To The Majors:  Caleb Cotham, RHP (Vanderbilt University)
    Best Late Round Pick:  Bryan Mitchell
    One That Got Away:  Tyler Lyons, LHP (Oklahoma State University).  My feelings on this topic are well known.

    All in all, it looks like the Yanks did a pretty decent job of grabbing some premium positional player talent while also continuing to stockpile arms with some projectability and upside.  As I mentioned in my first MiLB roundup, I have a friend that has scouted Adam Warren a number of times and has me pretty excited about his future.  In case anyone is interested, video of Adam Warren can be found here and here, courtesy of PnR Scouting.

    -Posted by MJ

    Comments on More MiLB Goodies: BA’s 2009 Draft Report Card

    1. October 23rd, 2009 | 9:50 am

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