Yanks’ seventh pick, #200 overall


With their 6th round pick, the Yanks’ picked Brett Marshall, RHP, Sterling HS (Tx.)

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Scouting Report: The first “signability” guy the Yanks grabbed, Marshall works at 91-94 with his fastball and has a knockout slider when right. Struggles to the throw trikes because he’s inconsistent with his delivery. Only 6’0″, 185 lbs, but Baseball America rated him the 87th best prospect in the entire draft class. Here’s his draft video.

My Take: Love it. Time to start flexing those financial muscles.

Outlook: If they sign him (committed to Rice), it’ll probably go down to the wire, so he may not get into any games this season. More than likely he’d head to Instructional League where they can work on his delivery.

They’re done picking for the day. Rock Solid haul with some intriguing prep position players and two stud high school arms. Back at it tomorrow.

Categories : Draft
  • Matt G

    Well it’s about time. I hate to beat a dead horse, but our farm system does not need mid-ceiling, signable guys; we have enough depth at this point. If Marshall doesn’t sign it’s not the end of the world. Opp has held back long enough. Let’s go! Break open the bank!

    • J.R.

      Dude, the yankees break open the bank more than anyone.

  • zack

    There’s nothing wrong with filtering projectable, mid-ceiling guys. You need some “sure bets” or at least fast risers to fill out the system and fill in those #5 roles. The problem with the high-ceiling guys is that lots of them crash and burn. Can’t have a whole system of them…

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


    Per a member of Nomass, Corban Joseph intends to sign and forgo his commitment to Kentucky. Also has some nice inside info on him.

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

    Do you think the Yankees get to draft one of Meyer, Webb, or Long?

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

      Webb and Meyer are going to want mucho dinero, 7-figures easily. I’m not overly excited about Long. He’s better off sticking to football.

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

        but he does profile as a masher at 1B, and he has enough talent that we can just draft him in the 7th or 8th round. What about Ricky Oropesa, another raw HS 1B?

  • Joey

    Nice. Overall I’m pretty happy, still a little confused with our second pick, but I have full faith in the Oppy and Cash-man. We’ll see what we have tomorrow. Anyone know what time we start?

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


  • Baseballnation

    The haul aside from Cole is pretty good, albeit nothing flashy like a Chamberlain, Jackson, or Romine. Given his recent track record, I’ll give Opp some faith in his second pick. I think the Yankees missed an oppurtunity in Scheppers, but I feel it’s time now to pounce on some of those signability guys.

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

      The first 7 picks of this draft are better than the Yanks’ first 7 picks of 2005. The 2006 draft is a once in a decade, once in a quarter century type of draft. It’s that special.

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

        Abraham Almonte was Pinch-Hit for in the bottom of the 6th, the Riverdogs were leading 8-2 how ever. Sixth inning seems a bit too early to be lifting your starters with just a six run lead so I doubt sportsmanship or a little extra rest was the reason.

        A lot of BBs in that game for the Riverdogs’ offense.

  • Jake

    Mike, I know it’s a cliché, but if you had to grade day 1, what would it be?

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

      Obviously it’s very very very very early, but I’d give it a solid B. Most of that is from Cole, Bittle and Marshall.

      • zack

        Damn beat me to it! But at least we are thinking the same :)

      • Jake


    • zack

      For me, not that you asked, its an B+. Woulda been just a B or even B- but Cole automatically bumps it up a 1/3 of a grade or more. Marshall helps too going as late as he did.

      If not for that 2nd pick, I woulda given it an A- easily…

  • Joey

    So lets pretend EVERYONE drafted signs, which teams had the top draft? I know the Royals killed but won’t sign all, and after them…

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

      Atlanta had a very good draft (DeVall, Stovall, Spruill), Philly had a great one (Hewitt, Collier, Gose, Knapp, Shreve), Pittsburgh did well if Scheppers is healthy, St. Louis had a beast draft (Wallace, Lynn, Peterson, Niko, Gorgen, Curtis) and San Fran had a great one (Posey, Gillaspie, Kieschnick, Crawford, Surkamp).

    • Miles Roche

      I too think that Kansas City had the best draft.

  • Jake H

    Mike do you think Chris Smith could be a Ryan Pope type player? Guy who is real good but no one knows about?

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

      I doubt it. Pope was tucked away in a spot where he didn’t get much expose. Smith was in Southern Californai where everyone saw him, and he still wasn’t ranked very highly.

  • rbizzler

    I like the move to grab Marshall before the break as it doesn’t give teams a chance to regroup tonight and realize (for lack of a better term) talent like this is still on the board.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Kiley of SaberScouting on Bleich:

    “Have heard of Bleich, added him to the keep an eye on list for the top 100 a few days ago as he’s been emerging lately after coming back from an injury (what injury? Not sure, things are dicey with stuff like that in college).

    He was ranked 97th in the country out of HS by Baseball America as a part of an elite Louisiana HS crop a few years back (the Beau Jones/Sean West class) and had been hurt recently at Stanford but came back with 4 solid innings in relief for the Cardinal in regional play.

    He’s a lefty with three solid pitches (fastball from 88-91, plus change, good curve) and command that has been coming and going this year, but has been a strength in the past (#3 in HS command on the BA top tools for 2005 draft) and a clean arm and solid mechanics indicate it will continue to be.

    He was thought to be a late-rising 2nd to 3rd round pick with the lack of immediate track record this season, but he has been considered a 1st rounder in the past. I’m sure the Yanks have followed him for awhile and were comfortable that he’s at 100%, particularly with his regionals performance, and after a few more weeks of postseason pitching, may have been a consensus sandwich round type.

    Okay, I cheated some, that wasn’t all off the top of my head.”

    • Joey

      I feel a little better now, thanks

  • Miles Roche

    I guess there’s no DotF tonight, right?

    (I wouldn’t blame you. . .)

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

      There is, just another short bullet pointer though. Just waiting for Charleston to finish up. They’ve drawn 13 walks as a team tonight. Wow.

      • Miles Roche

        You’re not human, Mike. . .

  • Joey

    NoMaas is reporting that Marshall (‘s dad) wants $1+ mill to sign, and it looks like the Yanks will eventually give it to him

  • JohnC

    SHould have grabbed Lobstein with the SUpp. pick. COle, Bittle and Marshall were great picks. I was disappointed Yanks didn’t take Ryan Westmoreland, and he ended up going to the Red Sox in the 6th round. He’s a tough sign, but being drafted by his hometown Sox will probably induce him to sign.

  • Lonny

    Brett Marshall was hardly the Yanks first “signability” pick. Remember that guy Gerrit Cole y’all got in the 1st round? It’s quite safe to say he was far better than the 28th best player in this year’s draft.