2010 Draft Order finalized


Now that the Rod Barajas deal is official, all of the Type-A/B free agents are accounted for and the selection order for the 2010 draft is set. The Yankees didn’t lose or gain any picks this year, so they’ll be picking 33rd overall, then 82nd, 112th, 145th, and every 30 picks thereafter. It’s just the second time the Yanks have had as many as four of the top 145 picks since 2006, and the second time since 2003 that they didn’t gain or lose any picks because of free agent compensation.

The Blue Jays have a chance to do some real damage this year, because free agent compensation (Barajas, Marco Scutaro) and failing to sign three top picks in 2009 give them ten of the first 126 picks. Those same ten picks earned $9.2M last season, more than Toronto spent on their last two drafts combined, so it’ll be interesting to see how new GM Alex Anthopoulos and the game’s largest scouting department approach this. They need them, because their farm system is still pretty weak despite the Scott Rolen and Roy Halladay trades. The Angels also have a bevy of extra picks, including three of the first 30, and five of the first 40.

Categories : Asides, Draft
  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I bet the 3 compensation picks will be the most easy signs they have.


  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Seth McClung was pick #145

    Dustin McGowen 33rd

    Phil Nevin 82nd

    Paul Byrd 112th

    Hopefully the Yanks put better names on those lists after June.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      402 – Albert Pujols

      • Ed

        1390 – Mike Piazza

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        493 – Donnie Baseball

      • Tom Zig

        1079 – Kenneth Williams

        • Tom Zig

          Hah! that was 2004.

          180 – Kenny Williams (2008)

          Yes, Kenny Williams was drafted twice by the White Sox

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      They could do worse than those four, moron….(wait for it)

      Just go to mlb.com and type in their names under stats!

      /pistol pete’d

      • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs


      • Tom Zig

        I thought this was a Yankee website!

      • pat

        I hope he got banned.

        • bexarama

          You’re a moron, you moron! Moron!

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

      I thought Phil Nevin was the first overall pick one year?

      • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

        They might not have signed him the 1st time. I was just typing numbers into bref.

        • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

          ’92 Astros- 1st overall
          ’89 Dodgers- 82nd unsigned

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Yup, and 5 picks after that: Derek Jeter.

        Thank you, former Astros scout Hal Newhouser for discovering Derek Jeter, having the Astros skip over him, and then ultimately quitting for their stupidity.

        The Yankees

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I hope the Yankees are able to pick Drew Vettleson. New York needs to corner the market on switch pitchers.

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