Keith Law posted his second mock draft today, and has the Yankees taking California high school first baseman/leftfielder Christian Yelich. I usually cringe when I see a high school kid already relegated to first or left for obvious reasons, but apparently Yelich has the athleticism to play elsewhere and is being held back by a girly man arm. If he improves his arm through a pro throwing program and an improved motion, he’ll be able to handle centerfield. At the plate, he’s got a nice and smooth lefty swing that’s geared more towards high contact than power. Here’s the MLB.com scouting report with video.
Last time around he had the Yankees taking prep righty Tyrell Jenkins, though today he mentions that they remain interested in him, “as well as any high-ticket player who should fall to them for money reasons.”
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