• Cashman’s Draft Report Card

    Posted by on June 8th, 2016 · Comments (11)

    Just another reminder not to get your hopes up tomorrow.

    Year Rnd OvPck Name Pos WAR
    2015 1 16 James Kaprielian (minors) RHP
    2015 1 30 Kyle Holder (minors) SS
    2013 1 26 Eric Jagielo (minors) 3B
    2013 1 32 *Aaron Judge (minors) CF
    2013 1 33 *Ian Clarkin (minors) LHP
    2012 1 30 Ty Hensley (minors) RHP
    2011 1s 51 *Dante Bichette (minors) 3B
    2010 1 32 Cito Culver (minors) RHP
    2009 1s 29 *Slade Heathcott (minors) CF 0.4
    2008 1 28 Gerrit Cole (minors) RHP 9.2
    2008 1s 44 *Jeremy Bleich (minors) LHP
    2007 1 30 Andrew Brackman (minors) RHP 0.1
    2006 1 21 *Ian Kennedy (minors) RHP 11.7
    2006 1s 41 *Joba Chamberlain (minors) RHP 7.9
    2005 1 17 *C.J. Henry (minors) SS
    2004 1 23 *Phil Hughes (minors) RHP 12.2
    2004 1s 37 *Jon Poterson (minors) C
    2004 1s 41 *Jeff Marquez (minors) RHP 0.0
    2003 1 27 Eric Duncan (minors) 3B
    2001 1 23 *John-Ford Griffin (minors) OF 0.2
    2001 1s 34 *Bronson Sardinha (minors) SS 0.0
    2001 1s 42 *Jon Skaggs (minors) RHP
    2000 1 28 Dave Parrish (minors) C
    1999 1 27 Dave Walling (minors) RHP
    1998 1 24 Andy Brown (minors) OF
    1998 1s 43 *Mark Prior (minors) RHP 16.5
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 6/8/2016.

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    Year Rnd OvPck Name Pos WAR
    2015 2 57 Jeff Degano (minors) LHP
    2014 2 55 Jacob Lindgren (minors) LHP -0.0
    2013 2 66 Gosuke Katoh (minors) 2B
    2012 2 89 *Austin Aune (minors) CF
    2012 2 94 Peter O’Brien (minors) C 0.1
    2011 2 88 Sam Stafford (minors) LHP
    2010 2 82 Angelo Gumbs (minors) SS
    2009 2s 76 *John Ryan Murphy (minors) C 0.3
    2008 2 75 Scott Bittle (minors) RHP
    2007 2 94 Austin Romine (minors) C -0.9
    2005 2 63 *J.B. Cox (minors) RHP
    2004 2 42 *Brett Smith (minors) RHP
    2003 2 64 Estee Harris (minors) OF
    2002 2 71 *Brandon Weeden (minors) RHP
    2001 2 62 *Jason Arnold (minors) RHP
    2001 2 63 Shelley Duncan (minors) OF 0.9
    2000 2 68 Danny Borrell (minors) LHP
    1999 2 78 Tommy Winrow (minors) OF
    1998 2 67 Randy Keisler (minors) LHP -1.5
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 6/8/2016.

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    Year Rnd OvPck Name Pos WAR
    2015 3 92 Drew Finley (minors) RHP
    2014 3 91 Austin DeCarr (minors) RHP
    2013 3 103 Michael O’Neill (minors) CF
    2012 3 124 Nathan Mikolas (minors) OF
    2011 3 118 Jordan Cote (minors) RHP
    2010 3 112 Rob Segedin (minors) 3B
    2008 3 106 David Adams (minors) 2B -0.2
    2007 3 124 Ryan Pope (minors) RHP
    2006 3 104 Zach McAllister (minors) RHP 1.3
    2005 3 109 Brett Gardner (minors) OF 28.2
    2004 3 99 Christian Garcia (minors) RHP 0.3
    2003 3 94 Tim Battle (minors) OF
    2001 3 95 Chase Wright (minors) LHP -0.1
    2000 3 98 Jason Grove (minors) OF
    1999 3 111 Alex Graman (minors) LHP -0.5
    1998 3 97 Drew Henson (minors) 3B -0.0
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 6/8/2016.

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    Comments on Cashman’s Draft Report Card

    1. Evan3457
      June 9th, 2016 | 9:07 pm

      Post-draft evaluation of the Rutherford pick in the 1st round:

      I thought Rutherford was the best prep bat in the class—assuming you don’t count Delvin Perez—and I think he’s great value for the Yankees at this point. Both the hit and power tool project as above-average, and if you dream hard, maybe even plus. He’ll have to move off center, but he’ll be very good in right with a strong throwing arm. He’s older than your typical prep prospect, but I don’t care, he can hit, and that’s what really matters.

    2. Evan3457
      June 9th, 2016 | 9:41 pm

      And another:
      18) Yankees: Blake Rutherford, OF, Canoga Park, California: Once rumored as a top five pick, Rutherford fell mostly due to circumstances and could be a huge steal here, perhaps a victim of over-exposure. He can hit for at least moderate power, runs well, throws well, and has few weaknesses.

    3. Evan3457
      June 9th, 2016 | 9:47 pm

      His being 19 worries me a bit, but his hit tool is plus, and his power is coming along nicely.

    4. Evan3457
      June 9th, 2016 | 9:47 pm

      Anyway, I’m just happy that, at pick #18, the Yanks took a prospect worthy of the #18 pick.

      Now, they’d better sign him.

    5. June 10th, 2016 | 8:16 am

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Anyway, I’m just happy that, at pick #18, the Yanks took a prospect worthy of the #18 pick.

      Now, they’d better sign him.

      Ditto. We don’t need another Gerrit Cole butcher job.

    6. June 10th, 2016 | 11:39 am

      BTW, did the Yankees totally FU their 2nd round pick this year? Or, is that just me?

    7. Evan3457
      June 10th, 2016 | 6:04 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      BTW, did the Yankees totally FU their 2nd round pick this year? Or, is that just me?

      No, a senior signability pick to make sure they have the money available to sign Rutherford because he wants more than his slot is valued at.

      Solak is a Refsnyder type with a better hit tool, less power, better command of the K zone and he already knows how to play 2nd. He might be a middling regular, but is more likely to wind up a utility type who can hit a little.

    8. Evan3457
      June 10th, 2016 | 6:05 pm

      Comps were made to Rutherford: Edmonds, Gordon, Sizemore.

      His description, and swing, remind me of…

      …Paul O’Neill, but with only an average arm instead of a plus arm.

    9. Evan3457
      June 10th, 2016 | 7:43 pm

      And I’d be a lot happier about Rutherford falling to the Yanks at #18 if Groome hadn’t also fallen to the Red Sox at #12.

      Makes me want to bang my head against the wall.

    10. June 10th, 2016 | 11:13 pm

      So, basically the Yankees punted their 2nd pick to free up money for the 1st rounder.

    11. Evan3457
      June 11th, 2016 | 1:09 am

      @ Steve L.:
      Not entirely. Solak is a legit prospect, a 4th rounder or so. MLB had him at #147, which is 5th round, but I’ve seen a couple of places that rate his hit tool highly enough to justify a 3rd round pick on him.

      But yes, the draft slot rules pretty much compel taking one or more players you can sign below slot value when a player with the option of going to college falls from higher up into your lap, and you draft him anyway. The longer the fall, the more money you have to free up with signability prospects. The 3rd round pick (Martinez) is a legit 3rd rounder, taken at #98 where the pre-draft listings had him anywhere from #75 to #108. The 4th, 5th, and 6th round picks look like below slot guys, or so I have been told by someone who follows these things even more obsessively than I do.

      Sox should be in a somewhat similar position with Groome, especially with Boras supposedly now his agent. I think if they let Groome go, they get a replacement pick next June at #13. So they have some leverage. He’s also supposed to be a Red Sox fan, mostly as a contrarian to all the Yankee fans in his family. (Kids!)

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