With their 30th round pick, the Yanks selected Ben McMahan, C, Bishop Moore HS (Fl.)
Scouting Report: Known as a defense first catcher, McMahan also has a potent bat and runs very well for a catcher. His defense is Gold Glove caliber, and he could blossom into a .280-.350-.420 hitter. He’s a strong student and committed to Florida. Here’s his scouting video.
My Take: Great pick. Let’s hope they keep him away from the Gators.
Outlook: If they sign him, we won’t see him in any games until 2009 because it’ll likely go don to the wire. He could survive a full season assignment next year based on his defense alone.