Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus finally got in on the mock draft craze, projecting the Yankees to take Cal State Fullerton outfielder Gary Brown (subs. req’d) with the 32nd overall pick. Keith Law also had the Yanks taking Brown earlier today, though it’s possible they got their info from the same source. “The Boras client missed the end of the season with a broken finger,” says KG, “but he might be the fastest player in the draft while also offering size, strength, and outstanding defense.”
Like I said this morning, I’d be pretty bummed if the Yankees took Brown in the first round. All tools, no polish. That works for a kid out of high school, but not a for a soon-to-be 22-year-old from one of the biggest college baseball programs in the country.