The Yankees drafted Dante Bichette Jr. yesterday with their first pick (#51 overall) in the draft.
Baseball America considered Bichette to be the 108th best prospect in the draft. So, I guess the Yankees really liked him to take him that high.
Maybe someone like Hudson Boyd, Dwight Smith Jr., Brett Austin, or Grayson Garvin would have made more sense at #51 – since they were available? Time will tell, in the next few years, if this was the right thing to do. Reportedly, Joe Girardi is tight with Dante Bichette Sr. – so, maybe the Yankees think they have some inside intel on this one?