• Is This June The Most Important Yanks Draft In Many Years?

    Posted by on May 19th, 2013 · Comments (5)

    Given the age of their roster, the urge to get their payroll down, and the fact that they have so many first round picks this year, is this the most important Yankees draft in a very long time? And, if yes, how confident are you that they will handle it well, given the results of Yankees first and second round picks lately?

    Comments on Is This June The Most Important Yanks Draft In Many Years?

    1. MJ Recanati
      May 19th, 2013 | 8:28 pm

      It’s a very important draft for the reasons you mentioned.

      I’m reasonably confident that at least one of the picks will be a solid one. It really all depends on their approach and whether they draft safe or shoot for the best available talent. I’m hoping for the latter.

    2. Raf
      May 19th, 2013 | 9:31 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      I’m reasonably confident that at least one of the picks will be a solid one. It really all depends on their approach and whether they draft safe or shoot for the best available talent. I’m hoping for the latter.

      They’ve got burned with either approach. The Yankees also have a tendency to go after projects on occasion (Andrew Brackman). It’s baffling to me that a team can do so well on the international side with IFA’s and whiff on the draft.

    3. MJ Recanati
      May 20th, 2013 | 6:48 am

      Raf wrote:

      They’ve got burned with either approach.

      No doubt about it.

      Raf wrote:

      It’s baffling to me that a team can do so well on the international side with IFA’s and whiff on the draft.

      It’s absolutely a confounding state of affairs that the Yanks do a great job identifying talent on the IFA side but have such a historically checkered history with the Rule 4 draft.

    4. Scout
      May 21st, 2013 | 8:45 am

      For a couple of years, with Culver and Bichette, Jr., Oppenheimer and the Yankee scouts evaluated players very differently than did most observers, reaching for players who had no business being first-round picks. I hope they don’t try to get cute again.

    5. May 21st, 2013 | 9:22 am

      Scout wrote:

      For a couple of years, with Culver and Bichette, Jr., Oppenheimer and the Yankee scouts evaluated players very differently than did most observers, reaching for players who had no business being first-round picks. I hope they don’t try to get cute again.

      A-bleeping-men.

      That’s the problem with Cashman and his staff. They are trying to prove how smart they are, too many times. With this draft, it’s time to cut out the cute stuff and just don’t screw it up.

      But, knowing them, I suspect that will look at this as being house money and gamble on all three first rounders, praying that they hit the lotto with one of the three. Ugh.

    Leave a reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.