Yanks 34th pick, number 1049 overall

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Yanks 45th pick, #1345 overall

The Yanks took RHP Drew Storen out of Brownsburg High (In.) with the final pick of the 34th round.

Scouting Report: Low-90’s fastball, nifty slider and a very good changeup for a high school kid. At only 6′-1″, 170 lbs, he could still add some serious velocity to his fastball. Scout’s are scared off by his delivery, which has enough twisting to make Tim Lincecum blush. His got good control and a nice understanding of changing speeds.

My Take: I like the pick, and subsequently, I felt like blogging it. BA rated him as the second best prospect in the state of Indiana behind first rounder Jarrod Parker, and had him near the end of their Top 200 Draft Prospects list (subscription required). In what seems to be a running theme for Yankees’ draftees this year, he’s got a strong college commitment (Stanford) and will be a tough sign.

The 36th round is just about to end as of this writing, and so far every team is still picking except Toronto, who dropped out after the 30th round.

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Yanks 45th pick, #1345 overall
  • John

    Why would a team drop out?
    With the new rules, pick somebody with talent, offer him below slot value, let him go to college or an indy league, and get a free pick next year.
    Another good reason to be able to trade draft picks.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    The free pick thing only works for picks in the top 3 rounds. Nobody is going to make any trades involving a 39th round pick. They drop out because they have no use for the players.

  • John

    Ah, I didn’t realize the free pick thing ended. Dropping out makes more sense in that scenario.

  • http://mvn.com/milb-yankees Eric Schultz

    Yanks got Venditte the switch-pitcher at 1345.