• Well, That Only Took About 2,000 Days (Give Or Take)

    Posted by on November 21st, 2012 · Comments (8)

    Andrew Brackman, who the Yankees took with their #1 draft pick in 2007, is now a minor league free agent looking for a place to pitch in 2013.

    But, he’s not the worst 1st round pick made by the Yankees since Brian Cashman has been G.M.

    You can pick many who were/are worse than him:

    Year Rnd OvPck RdPck Pos Type Drafted Out of
    2012 1 30 30 Ty Hensley (minors) RHP HS Edmond Santa Fe HS (Edmond, OK)
    2011 1s 51 51 *Dante Bichette (minors) 3B HS Orangewood Christian HS (Orlando, FL)
    2010 1 32 32 Cito Culver (minors) RHP HS Irondequoit HS (Rochester, NY)
    2009 1s 29 29 *Slade Heathcott (minors) CF HS Texas HS (Texarkana, TX)
    2008 1 28 28 Gerrit Cole (minors) RHP HS Orange Lutheran HS (Orange, CA)
    2008 1s 44 44 *Jeremy Bleich (minors) LHP 4Yr Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
    2007 1 30 30 Andrew Brackman (minors) RHP 4Yr North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
    2006 1 21 21 *Ian Kennedy (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
    2006 1s 41 41 *Joba Chamberlain (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
    2005 1 17 17 *C.J. Henry (minors) SS HS Putnam City HS (Oklahoma City, OK)
    2004 1 23 23 *Phil Hughes (minors) RHP HS Foothill HS (Santa Ana, CA)
    2004 1s 37 37 *Jon Poterson (minors) C HS Chandler HS (Chandler, AZ)
    2004 1s 41 41 *Jeff Marquez (minors) RHP JC Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
    2003 1 27 27 Eric Duncan (minors) 3B HS Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, NJ)
    2001 1 23 23 *John-Ford Griffin (minors) OF 4Yr Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
    2001 1s 34 34 *Bronson Sardinha (minors) SS HS Kamehameha HS (Honolulu, HI)
    2001 1s 42 42 *Jon Skaggs (minors) RHP 4Yr Rice University (Houston, TX)
    2000 1 28 28 Dave Parrish (minors) C 4Yr University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
    1999 1 27 27 Dave Walling (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
    1998 1 24 24 Andy Brown (minors) OF HS Richmond HS (Richmond, IN)
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 11/21/2012.

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    Comments on Well, That Only Took About 2,000 Days (Give Or Take)

    1. Corey
      November 21st, 2012 | 6:02 pm

      I don’t get the 2,000 days reference in this post. The Yanks released him last year.

    2. November 21st, 2012 | 7:29 pm

      2000 days between being a 1st round pick and being without a contract now.

      The difference between now and last year? I don’t think anyone will take a flier on him now.

    3. BOHAN
      November 21st, 2012 | 9:49 pm

      The draft is a crapshoot for everyone… Plenty of teams of have horrible 1st round picks on a regular basis.

    4. Raf
      November 21st, 2012 | 11:29 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      The difference between now and last year? I don’t think anyone will take a flier on him now.

      Why not? Given the state of pitching in MLB & MiLB, I’m sure a team will give him a shot somewhere.

      BOHAN wrote:

      The draft is a crapshoot for everyone… Plenty of teams of have horrible 1st round picks on a regular basis.

      Of course they do. But there’s a narrative that needs advancing, so there you are ;)

    5. Scout
      November 22nd, 2012 | 8:20 am

      There will always be a place in my heart for Andy Brown — he was the worst single A player I’ve ever seen. I am sure he was scouted by Stevie Wonder.

    6. November 23rd, 2012 | 8:51 am

      I saw Andy Brown and Chad Sutter play in Staten Island back in 1999. So much for that team…the best player to come out of it was Andy Phillips, by far.

    7. LMJ229
      November 24th, 2012 | 6:35 pm

      When Brian Cashman was first hired as the Yankees GM he stated that talent evaluation was not his strength. He has done nothing over the past 14 years to disprove that.

    8. LMJ229
      November 24th, 2012 | 6:42 pm

      BOHAN wrote:

      The draft is a crapshoot for everyone… Plenty of teams of have horrible 1st round picks on a regular basis.

      Agreed but most of the Cashman apologists defend his incompetency with regard to the draft by stating that the Yankees don’t pick high enough to obtain impact players.

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