Yanks’ fourth pick, #106 overall


With their third round pick, the Yanks selected David Adams, 2B, Virginia

Scouting Report: He’s a grinder, gritty, hard-nosed, all that stuff. Decent pop (10-15 homers a year), but he excels at making contact. Not fast for a middle infielder but he can still steal some bags. Great makeup, kind of guy who just gets the job done. Here’s his scouting video.

My Take: I like the pick, good value in this round. The Yanks desperately need some middle infielders.

Outlook: I’m guessing he’ll head to Staten Island later in the month. Shouldn’t be tough to sign.

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

    Nick Maronde and Danny Webb, please.

  • Jake

    Please don’t tell me we just drafted David Eckstein.

  • zack

    Sounds like the Yanks drafted themselves their own Slappy McBaldy

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I guess every team needs their David Eckstein. But in all seriousness, seems like a solid, but safe, pick at #106. I figure those who are dropping for signability issues (specifically Melville) aren’t going to be going anywhere, so if he’s still miraculously on the board eight or nine rounds later, a flier pick wouldn’t be too terrible.

  • cult of basebaal

    that’s a great scouting video … lots of footage of him making outs, in every conceivable fashion … pop up, looking k, ground out … i feel much better about this pick already!


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

      Heh, I haven’t watched it yet. Trying to get the picks posted ASAP.

  • L

    tim melville gone

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

      Oh well. I’m happy with Cole.

    • John S

      They better not sign him. Does anyone know if historically they are willing to go above slot?

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

        Yeah, went over slot for Moustakas, Gordon, Luis Cota…

        • John S

          This draft is depleting my alma mater.

  • L

    ya idk why but i’m hoping that we get long and venditte…are these guys overhyped or as good as advertised?

  • Mike

    best players left are…?

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

      I’m not sure. I guess Isaac Galloway, Danny Webb, Brett Hunter and Adrian Nieto.

  • Lanny

    If this kid has half the career that Eckstein has had he’ll be happy.

    • http://www.overheardinnewyork.com NC Saint

      well, in that he won a world series, sure. he ain’t much of a ballplayer, though.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    …damn, Royals got Melville. Oh well.

  • Joey

    Heres ESPN’s article on the brawl with an awesome picture of Coco almost being punched:


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

      Any links to a video? The one on Gameday won’t play.

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

    Is anyone else in shock we passed on Tim Melville three times?

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

      Eh don’t get too worked up about it. Chances are they already passed on some player that will turn into an perennial All-Star / MVP type, and no one knows it yet.

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

        This is my first year following the draft so I do need to learn to temper my expectations.

        A blog post from NoMass really put the draft into perspective for me, trust Cashman and Oppenheimer.


  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I think it was a fair expectation that Melville continued to fall as no other big-money team pounced on him with their first two or three picks, so no. It’s very possible the Royals don’t sign him, which essentially means no team will get another shot at drafting him for another couple of years.

    Not necessarily a bad thing, in my mind.

    I’m actually surprised the Angels didn’t make a play for him with their first pick, which came in the low- to mid-70s (lost their first round pick signing Hunter).

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

    You know, the Royals are having a beast of a draft. Hosmer, Montgomery, Johnny G, Sample, Melville … yikes.

    • zack

      Thats a whole lot of money right there. I’d still be rather surprised if Melville signs…

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

      I don’t see any way the Royals can afford to sign all those pitchers. Hosmer is a given, but I figure that that at least 1 of Sample, Melville and Montgomery will not sign. My guess is it will probably be Melville, especially if he holds firm to his demand of top 10-15 pick money. However, maybe the Royals are hoping for a hometown discount.

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

    Phew. We’re saved from Brett Jacobsen.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos

    Isn’t Eric Thames still on the board as well? Or was he never thought of this highly?…

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

      He is, but he got hurt at the end of the year (quad) which is likely why he’s falling. I never thought he was that great to start with. 5th-8th round.

  • Joey

    Any chance on Webb?

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


    “Gerrit has a big, strong, projectable body with a high ceiling. He throws a power fastball with sink in the 94-98 range and has also developed a good changeup. He’s a competitor every time he takes the mound, and he pitches with a lot of confidence. We were really pleased with both of our first two selections.”

    Lmao, I think he expected the hoopla over the supplemental pick so he had to put that lats bit out there of how happy he was with the Bleich pick. I trust the man.

  • L

    corban joseph any1? any1? scouting report?

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    While we’re on the topic of teams having good drafts, the Giants (surprisingly) have to rank up there, too.

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

    Anybody surprised that Alex Meyer and Daniel Webb has dropped thus far?

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

    C. Joseph looks like he has frame to fill out.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Damn, a highschooler who’ll be 20 in October… how much more filling out does he have to do?

      • dan

        Hosmer will be 20 in October also

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  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    EXCELLENT PICK by the Yankees here. This kid will be able to play in the MLB in my opinion.

  • Bob

    The Yanks “desperately” need middle infielders? Sublett, Snyder, Cuello, and Pirela are all in the Yanks Top 50 as second basemen, as are Nunez, Angelini and Mojica (injured) at short. Seven out of 50 prospects coming from the middle infield in high A and below doesn’t sound desperate to me.

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