Jun
16

2009 Draft: Adam Warren in action

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Just a heads up, Yankees fourth round pick Adam Warren is on the mound for UNC right now in their College World Series game against Southern Mississippi. You can see the game on ESPN2, but if you can’t watch, here’s the flippin’ sweet GameTracker. It’s an elimination game, so loser goes home.

Oh, and Yanks scouting director Damon Oppenheimer is chatting at MLB.com right now.

Categories : Asides, Draft
  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Go Adam.

    Mike are they going to develop him as a starter or put him in the ‘pen to fast track him?

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

      I sure hope as a starter.

    • A.D.

      Soon enough pitchers will be taken as “8th inning guys” as a position in the draft so fans can get excited

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        Not every team can be the Mariners.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          Zing!

  • Drew

    Thanks for the heads up mike.
    Seems to be working that outside corner so far.

    • A.D.

      Thats going to happen with metal bats.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Kind of smallish, looks a little like D-Rob.

  • Drew

    This dude has better location than half the guys in our pen.

    • Drew

      Shit I jinxed em.

  • thebusiness

    You guys should make links open in a new window.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I asked Oppenheimer where Melvin would have gone in this year’s draft, high 1st or low 1st.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      He’s not draft eligible because he has no amateur status.

      Melvin Croussett has been a professional baseball player since birth.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        Birth? Try conception.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        I asked IF eligible. I guess he didn’t want to make Strasburg jealous, he didn’t answer the question.

        COWARD!!!

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Melvin Croussett once had a bout of mechanical problems, like what Chien Ming Wang is going through now.

          It looked just like Steven Strasburg.

          • Andy in Sunny Daytona

            Melvin was thought to have had forearm tightness, so he visited Dr. James Andrews. Dr. Andrews said that not only was Melvin’s elbow healthy but he actually had 3 ligaments in his elbow instead of 1.

            • I Remember Celerino Sanchez

              And the tendons are made of steel-enforced nylon.

              • UWS

                And the tendons are made of steel-enforced nylon adamantium.

              • Andy in Sunny Daytona

                Imagine, if you will, an X-Man like athlete, whose powers are strikeouts and a low WHIP.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    That is a pretty sweet GameTracker.

    • The Lodge

      Word. All the built-in functionality (getting stats & bios etc) right in the app is very nice.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God, it even has a watermark!

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          My only criticim is that they have the lights on. Ridiculous, its a day game. Come on CBS, I understand NBC pulling that crap, but I expect more from the #1 Network.

        • Yankee1010

          Is it bone? Is the lettering in Silian Rail/

  • Zach

    That’s a sick gametracker, do they have that for MLB?

  • UWS

    I’m in love with this gametracker. They even had the guy slide in on the steal!!!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      You can afford that type of sweet gametracker action when you make money hand over fist treating amateur athletes like indentured servants.

      • I Remember Celerino Sanchez

        /Donald Fehred

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Steve Phillips just said an offensive 2B is more valuable than an offensive CF.

    • Zach

      Dustin Pedroia v Carlos Beltran

      we all know who wins

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

        Forget that twirp, Utley vs Beltran and Beltran still wins.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Yep.

          So that comes along with his obsession with putting good young pitchers into the ‘pen…I hope Steve doesn’t wonder why he doesn’t haev a front office job anymore…

          • Zach

            But a bullpen of Joba, CC, AJ and Mo would be lights out after the 5th inning!

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Pat Kelly v. Roberto Kelly.

          • Andy in Sunny Daytona

            Kelly Leak v. Jose Agilar

        • KW

          Really? 8.1 WAR last year for Utley, 7.0 highest for Beltran. It’s not THAT cut and dried.

  • zs190

    This shortstop for Ole Miss is just brutal. Not all those balls were catchable but it feels like balls just keep going under his glove or he dives and doesn’t catch it.

  • IvanS

    He’s throwing a ton of pitches per inning. He’ll fit in just perfectly..

  • Brian

    Does Warren really only throw 84-86 with his fastball?

  • Handtius

    anyone know his pitch count? …warren.