Yanks 34th pick, number 1049 overallBy
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.