Jun
05

Yanks’ sixth pick #170 overall

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With their 5th round pick, the Yanks’ selected Chris Smith, LF, Centennial HS (Ca.)

(not finding a picture with a name like that)

Scouting Report: Can’t find anything on him. Baseball America rated him the 105th best prospect in the state of California though. Here’s his scouting video.

My Take: Dunno enough to say. Maybe he’s a tooled up uber-athlete like Austin Jackson. Seems like a little bit of an overdraft.

Outlook: Rookie level GCL I guess.

Looks like they’re going one more round. Those cooky front office execs.

Update: This boy can hit. His line this year: .708-.744-1.361-2.105.

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

    Kenneth Williams (draftee of ChiSox) at all related to Kenny Williams (GM, ChiSox)?

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos

    Did the Reds just take Clay Buchholz’s little brother?

    Hold onto your consumer electronics, CIncinatti…

    • dan

      Born in different states, so my guess is no

  • Lanny

    Any signability guys out there? Like Carmine A from last yr?

    • Matt G

      I sure hope so. It’s disconcerting to watch the top flight signability guys disappear in the early rounds, while the yanks take sure-fire signees. The strategy doesn’t seem too different from the last two years, but the results may very well disappoint. I don’t know that we can claim a Betances or Angelini in round ten. I’m not quite panicking (recall where Snyder and Laird were taken). At the same time, Opp seems a bit conservative with his hand: he certainly hasn’t gone after a McAllister, not to mention a Joba supplemental type.

      My basic problem with the draft so far (and again the late round spending power hasn’t yet been unleashed) is that it is out of synch with our farm system. Yes, we need middle infielders. But seriously, where is this UVA kid going? The farm system is deep enough at this point to target high ceiling guys; if they don’t sign, it’s not the end of the world.

  • Mike W.

    According to the stuff on nyyfans.com, he has the highest BA in America.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/vars…ll-number.html

    • dan

      link doesn’t work for me

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

    Jose Duran (UTexas) just went. Not in BA’s top 100, but has racked up insane stats since HS

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos

      No Maas… he he.

  • Lanny

    The 105th best prospect in the state?

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

      Yeah, but you gotta remember that Cali is a baseball hotbed. If he was in say, Montana, he’d be like, number 10.

      • rbizzler

        Still sounds like a reach.

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

          Agreed.

        • Lanny

          Are we counting collegians too? I hope

          The kid can rake though. Stats dont lie

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

    If I am not mistaken the MLB.com analysts said that Kenneth Williams is actually the son of ChiSox GM Kenny William.

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

      Sorry, that was a typo, both are named Williams.

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

      I was wondering the same thing. And in fact little Williams was taken by the ChiSox

  • Mike W.

    According to the stuff on nyyfans.com, he has the highest BA in America.

    Edit:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/vars…ll-number.html

    • Mike W.

      Uggh… for some reason I can’t get the working link to paste.
      sorry.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos

    Your link says that in 20 games, he had only one game without a hit… Nice.

    Is he an OF, or a 1B? Picture seems to show him defending the bag. 6’2″ 195, L/L, only 18.5 YO…

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

    Damn, there goes Shreve.

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

    Colby Shreve in the 6th? overdraft. He just blew out his arm…

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

      I heard that it was misdiagnosed, and was just a forearm strain or something.

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

    Come on Yanks! Kyle Long!

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

    Sonny Gray seems to have a concrete decision to go to school, but money is titanium, do you think the Yankees can get him to sign?

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

    Brett Marshall has two plus pitches, nice pick Yanks.

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

    what is it with these RHPs. We have enough. We need a fucking bat–do you hear me, Damon Oppenheimer?????

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

      though I must admit he is a steal

    • zack

      The Yankees just drafted three bats in a row. At this point, you are taking the best of what there is and not drafting based on position

  • dan

    Comments on Brett Marshall sound very intriguing…. 4/7 picks in HS for the day

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

    and that concludes today’s drafting!

  • http://www.myspace.com/truebelievermedia Stryker

    how is danny webb still out there?! COME ON yanks!!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Yankees got Brett Marshall in the sixth? Wow, that’s a fantastic value pick. SaberScouting had him #36 in their top 100 list of draft prospects.

  • Rich M

    The sox are falling apart. manny and Youk got into a shoving match in the dugout.

  • JT

    what happened between manny and youk?

  • Steve

    I love the MLB draft. Every idiot on the planet makes an even bigger idiot of himself. Nobody knows nothing about these players. Yet we hear things like reach and other nonsense. What a joke. Good for humor though.