Mar
20

MLB.com’s Draft Reports

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MLB.com has started to post some reports for this year’s top draft prospects, which includes the player’s bio, a scouting report, and video. Among the three dozen or so players featured are personal fave Brandon Workman (who I’ve discussed here several times), top high school arm Jameson Taillon, and top college bat Zack Cox. There’s still no video for Bryce Harper (you can see him here), but they’ll be adding videos all spring long, so he’ll be there soon enough.

I can’t think of a better way to spend my Saturday morning.

Categories : Asides, Draft
  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    It says Workman has a “bulldog mentality.” Better put him in the bullpen now.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      He’s obviously tailor made to be a Red Soxer(sp).

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      How does he grunt and fart?

      • Jack

        Only in short spurts.

  • WIlliam

    Hey RAB people, I just went through a mock draft. I was the 2nd pick. Is this a good team in a 12 team league?

    1. Hanley Ramírez (Fla – SS)
    2. Adrián González (SD – 1B)
    3. Víctor Martínez (Bos – C,1B)
    4. Ben Zobrist (TB – 2B,SS,OF)
    5. Chris Carpenter (StL – SP)
    6. Dan Uggla (Fla – 2B)
    7. Chone Figgins (Sea – 3B)
    8. Lance Berkman (Hou – 1B)
    9. Matt Cain (SF – SP)
    10. Julio Borbón (Tex – OF)
    11. Carlos González (Col – OF)
    12. Brad Hawpe (Col – OF)
    13. Edwin Jackson (Ari – SP)
    14. Billy Wagner (Atl – RP)
    15. Adrián Béltre (Bos – 3B)
    16. Nolan Reimold (Bal – OF)
    17. Jonathan Sánchez (SF – SP)
    18. Mark Buehrle (CWS – SP)
    19. Phil Hughes (NYY – SP,RP)
    20. Nick Swisher (NYY – 1B,OF)
    21. Hideki Matsui (LAA – Util)
    22. Ted Lilly (ChC – SP)
    23. Brett Gardner (NYY – OF)

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

      Come on, man. We have an off-topic thread for this kind of stuff.

      • WIlliam

        Oh, sorry. I thought this was an open thread when I posted.

  • matt damon wayans

    Seems like there are more position players this year and questionable pitchers. What sort of player would the Yanks be looking for from an organizational standpoint?

    • 28 next year

      the best player available. The Yanks aren’t going to draft a guy to be their SS or OF for the future 3 years from now because anything can happen. You take the best available and hoep he pans out adn then worry about a spot for him. Most prospects are trade chips anyway. Although I can’t see the Yankees going for a catcher early this year because there aren’t going to be elite talents like Posey available at their pick and I think they have their organization stacked at every level with a catching prospect. Unless of course by some miracle an elite talent falls where you make room.

      • Reggie C.

        An elite talent like Taillon would have to ask for new precedent setting money, which would be more than $7 MM, I could foresee a drop. Taillon still likely doesn’t get past the RS, who pick at 20. With the way Toronto has spent money recently, i’d be surprised to see the Jays pass on Taillon.

        The one year the Tigers don’t have a first-rounder happens to be the year the Jays have re-committed to building a fantastic farm. The Angels also happen to pick 3 times before the Yankees do at 32.

        • 28 next year

          the fact that the Angels pick so many times tells you they won’t necessarily take a pick that would cost 7M+. A draft budget rarely exceed 10 M and based on history as a whole, I doubt the Angels would spend so much on one pick while having other expensive picks.

          For example, the diamondbacks had 7 picks but did not go high dollar wise because it would be expensive. Financially, Arizona and LA are different but when it comes to the draft, no team really outspends others by that much.

          • WIlliam

            How exactly does the whole money thing work in a draft? I never really understood that? Does that mean that some picks fall in the draft because teams like the Nationals and Diamondbacks don’t have the money to sign them?

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

              The player asks for more money than the team feels he’s worth, so they take someone that they know they can sign instead.

              • WIlliam

                So if a guy like Harper asks for a huge sum of money, does he fall to the big market teams?

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

                  Probably not, because he’s so good. It’s when the second tier guys ask for first tier money that they fall (usually).

  • Reggie C.

    Jameson Taillon’s report just hits you over the head with front-line starter potential. Is this kid the best HS pitcher to come out in the past couple years? Better than Porcello?

    • whozat

      Better than Cole?

      • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

        Ya. Tallion is legit #1

        • whozat

          Gerrit Cole isn’t?

          • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

            He is but scouts have concerned about Cole mechanics. Tallion doesn’t have those same concerns. Also Tallion has a better present fastball than Cole did according to reports that I’ve read.

        • Kyle

          Is it just me or does he kind of fall off to the side of the mound? Would that possibly lead to his command issues?

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

      No, he’s good, but he’s not Porcello good. He’s not even Tyler Matzek good, who was the top HS arm last year.

      • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

        I think Tallion is better than Matzek stuff wise but Matzek is left handed so that gives him a slight edge.

  • http://www.progressamericana.com/ Pablo Zevallos

    Wasn’t Cox drafted last year?

  • ADam

    Speaking of draft picks and prospects… who might be this years prospect RAB watches?

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    I want AJ Cole to fall to the Yankees.

  • Kyle

    Man, if Workman has two plus pitches already in his fastball and cutter, imagine what Nardy could do for his curve and maybe his change? He could potentially have three or four plus pitches when all is said and done.

    • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

      I’ve read reports that his cutter is new and his curve is the other plus pitch.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    That curve Workman threw was just gross.