2009 Draft: Q&A with Jim Callis

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Jim Callis of Baseball America sat down to talk about the draft with Rich Lederer and Baseball Analysts. Callis probably knows more about the draft than anyone on the planet, so make sure you head on over and check it out. They cover all the  usual suspects, and also touch on some players with big bonus demands that might slip down the Yanks. It’s worth the read.

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  • daneptizl

    Maybe Oppenheimer was the one who threw the ‘fucking bullshit’ retort. As a result, he murders the draft…

  • Ivan

    Any chance the yanks draft Grant Green?

  • Jake H

    BA has their new mock draft up. Can anyone tell me who the Yanks take?

  • MattG

    My board is essentially:

    Matzek > Purke > Tate > Green

    It sounds like only Purke and Tate have a chance to be there at 29. I am hoping Matzek’s advisor, whoever that may be, starts making some wild snorting noises.

  • kSturnz

    i like me some Jacob Turner!

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Rich: Purke has signed a letter of intent to attend TCU and would be a draft eligible sophomore in 2011, which means he could have as much leverage in two years as he does this year. Although I have likened the tall, lanky lefthander with the three quarters delivery to Andrew Miller (not sure if that’s as high of a compliment today as it may have been a few years ago), I see him as a gamble for most teams (other than perhaps the Texas Rangers or Houston Astros) at that price tag. Could he slide all the way to the Boston Red Sox at No. 28 or to the New York Yankees at No. 29, a la Porcello in 2007 and Gerrit Cole in 2008? Porcello turned out to be a great selection for the Tigers but Cole rejected the Yankees and opted to go to UCLA instead.

    Jim: He could slide that far, sure. I think the Rangers could be tempted by him if Brownwood (Texas) HS righthander Shelby Miller is gone, and I’m not sure the Astros would go that far over slot if Purke holds true to his price tag. My guess is the Yankees would be more likely than the Red Sox to take Purke.”

    Sounds like Purke is his Yankee pick.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    What a shocker that ESPN hired a Red Sox fan.