Draft Roundup

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Mike, what’s your view on Tanner Scheppers? Let’s say Gerrit Cole is off the board unfortunately, would take him there at #28 or take your chances and hope he falls to #44? Does it depend soley on who else is available at #28 or would you not take him at all with the 28th pick?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I prefer Cole over a healthy Scheppers, but you can’t go wrong either way. I don’t like how they misdiagnosed the stress fracture. I think you’re more likely to see Scheppers fall to 44 than Cole.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    BTW, off topic question, but do any of you guys foresee a demotion for Colby Rasmus anytime soon?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Doubt it. They’ll probably leave him Double-A instead. He’s just struggling, he’s an oustanding player.

      • dan

        He’s in AAA right now.

    • dan

      No, he’s just getting a little unlucky right now. His power isn’t there yet, but he’s still 21. His BABIP right now is .255. If that number were .300, then his batting average would be a decent .253, which isn’t spectacular, but doesn’t warrant a demotion considering the kind of hitter he is.

    • A.D.

      I think he had a good week last week, or at least has shown signs of heating up, there’s something about him on milb.com today

  • Mike R.

    what is it with these professionals and there half-assed picks for the Yankees? Don’t get me wrong, I like Johnathan Mayo and respect his opinion, but Brett Hunter?? And Jim Callis selecting Lobstein? It’s like they’re not even trying.

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      or they think that the Yankees aren’t trying

      • rbizzler

        What would lead you to believe that they think that the Yankees aren’t trying? Given the resources that the Yankees have devoted to the draft in recent years, they no doubt have taken notice.

        It is more likely that they view the Yanks pick as a wildcard as they know that they covet/target signability guys and don’t know what the Yanks will do if all of those guys (Cole, Hosmer, etc.) are off of the board by 28.

  • CB

    Mayo is a good read but I could not understand how he could revise his first round and have the yankees selecting Brett Hunter while at the same time having Cole fall out of the first round!

    Sickels had the yanees picking Brett Devall? Though in Sickels draft most of the high ceiling prospects were off the board (though he did have Ike Davis falling to the supplemental).

    Ken Rosenthal reported today that some teams may be pushed into trading veterans this year rather than losing them as free agents because the 2009 draft isn’t going to be very good. Is that true?

  • Reggie C

    Brett Hunter? That’s insane. Do they think the Yanks are gonna half-asss it on their 1st pick? Even if there were no Cole, DeVall, Hewitt, or Collier , the Yanks would do better than Hunter.

    I would’ve picked Destin Hood. Toolsy, raw but high-upside HS outfielder with a cool name. He’s not that far behind Hewitt in terms of raw power. Imo, that wouldn’t be an over-pick.