Jun
05

Yanks’ fifth pick, #140 overall

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With their 4th round pick, the Yanks’ choose Corban Joseph, SS, Franklin HS (Tn.)

Scouting Report: Hits for power and average to all fields, but he’s an offense first shortstop and will likely have to change positions. He’s got a big wiry frame, so there’s plenty of room to add strength. Fast, but not a burner. Here’s his scouting video.

My Take: I’m intrigued. If the kid can hit then the kid can hit. Like I said for the Adams’ pick, the Yanks need middle infielders.

Outlook: Not sure how his signability looks, but if they lock him up he’ll head to the Rookie level GCL.

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

    When do we get Long?

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

      I’d rather have Meyer.

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

        even Long as a hitter? That’s how I think of him–a power-hitting 1B

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

          Big LHP with big heat? I like him as a hurler, too many holes in that swing.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Shot in the dark: round seven.

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

    Nick Maronde, please. I’m guessing the 5th is the last round for today.

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

    Dave Duncan is a nice pick for the ‘Stros. I was hoping he’d be around tomorrow.

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

      Ditto Dan Hudson, who went to the ChiSox two picks earlier.

  • zack

    The heck kind of name is Corban? Doesn’t really look like a “Corban” to me…

    In any case, if there is one thing the Yanks need, its lefties and positional prospects, so I can’t say I can really complain about their draft, even if it might not be the best in terms of value..

    On an unrelated note, what an insane Sox game: Crisp starts a brawl, gets beaten on, and manages to get the pitcher ejected despite him defending himself. Then, Ellsbury potentially destroys his wrist ligament on a Matsui-type play (its at least not broken).

    And THEN, Manny and Kevin Youkilis get in a fight in the dougout. Obviously driving in 5 runs tonight wasn’t enough for Manny, as Youk probably thought that Manny wasn’t trying hard enough for not running at full speed on a force out. Youk is such a jackass

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

      Manny and Youk in a fight? I knew some of those guys on the Sawkz hated the whole “Manny being Manny” thing. I swear Youk, Schilling and Beckett are all closet racists. I’m joking. Kind of.

    • Michael Hallmark

      Here’s a link on Corban Joseph. HE was the Tennessean’s Player of the Year this week. Hit 15 homers & hit .510. Struck out five times in 135 times at bat.
      Kentucky signee so I think he’s signable. Not like Vandy where you have to pry them away.

      http://www.tennessean.com/apps.....9/SPORTS07

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

    Corban Joseph struck out only 5 times in 135ABs, nice.

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

    Harold Martinez is still out there.

  • Mike W.

    There are some interesting articles out there if you google Corban Joseph. Looks like a real interesting hitting prospect… Who knows what he wants in terms of money.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos

    Dude is a HS shortstop and he turns TWENTY in October. I didn’t turn 20 until my second year of college…

    Did he repeat a grade, get held back?

    • Joey

      he is blond… lol

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

    So Mike, early impression: Corban Joseph ___ (, or =) Bradley Suttle

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

      *greater than or less than

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

        He, I was wondering what the hell you were asking. I don’t know all that much about Joseph now, but it’s hard too top Suttle at this point given the way he’s hitting.

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

    There goes Jake Thompson.

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

      He kinda sucks though. Of course Atlanta will turn him into Cy freaking Young.

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

        I thought you liked him though. And he seems like he had “just” an off year

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

    Will they stop the draft mid-round once it hits 9-PM or will they gauge how much time is left and how much time the ensuing round will take and then stop it before 9-PM?

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

      Heh, I can tell you’re new to this. The slackers in the various MLB FO’s will cut it short before then. I’m betting they pull the plug after the 5th round, and wrap it up at 8:30.

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

    It’s like teams are giving up on the draft right now. They’re drafting no-names accross the board, and some solid players (Webb, Meyer, Long) are still out there. Imagine if we draft them all *salivates*

    • Joey

      I’m hoping Webb with our next pick… lets see, we’re coming up soon

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

    Nick Maronde or Daniel Webb? Possibly Jamie Mallard here at #170?

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

      Maronde hopefully. Seems like Webb is unsignable outside of the first round.

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

    Kudos to Colorado in taking Chris Dominguez. Enigmatically solid (lol) talent

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

    Shit, I wanted Chris Dominguez. What are the Rox thinking, they won’t open the wallet for the draft eligible sophomore.

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

    No whammies no whammies no whammies aaaaaand … GO!!!

    • Joey

      Whammy! Chris Smith anyone?

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

    They said they are going six full rounds today, sweet.

  • Tripp

    Joseph has a nice swing. Really keeps that back elbow in, which creates a lot of power.

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

    LoL, the analysts on MLB.com knew nothing of Chris Smith. They talked about the Urban Youth Academy and the Yankees taking HS guys in back-to-back picks the whole time.

    • inner city baller

      THE ACADEMY CAN’T TAKE CREDIT FOR CHRIS SMITH. THE DIRECTOR HAD A SNOBBY ATTITUDE ABOUT CENTENIAL HIGH’S PROGRAM AND FELT HE COULDN’T CO-SIGN FOR CHRIS’ FUTURE DRAFTIBILITY LAST YEAR. HE IS G PICKENS’ OF CBATS CREATION. EACH YEAR THE ACADEMY BRINGS IN PRE-ESTABLISHED TALENT FOR THEIR EVENTS TO REPRESENT THE ACADEMY TO SPIFF UP THEIR IMAGE. THEY SHOULD REMOVE THE WORDS –COMPTON AND URBAN AND JUST PUT LONG BEACH SUBURBAN ACADEMY IF THEY THINK SOUTH LA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PROGRAMS ARE SUB-STANDARD AND STOP FEELING SORRY FOR AND CONDESCENDING TO THE URBAN YOUTH WITH THE MLB’S SOCIO-ECONOMIC SEPERATISM AND STRATA.

  • ujshocker

    his numbers from last year: .708/.744/1.361

    • dan

      and only 5 strikeouts.

      Video games are laughing at those numbers

      • dan

        my bad– paired the stats to the wrong guy.

  • Steve

    Damn this site is slow today.

    HEY MIKE, YOU COULD FEED THOSE HAMSTERS ONCE IN AWHILE!!! THE SITE IS WORTH 50 G’s AND THE HAMSTERS ARE STARVING!!!