Jun
30

2010 Draft: KLaw on Dan Burawa

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Keith Law got a look at Yankees’ 12th round pick Daniel Burawa during his outing for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod League last night, and wrote an absolutely glowing report about him (Insider req’d). He dubbed Burawa’s fastball as electric, noting that the St. John’s righty “sat 93-96, dipping below that just twice in his one inning of work” with “so much downward life that it often finishes below the zone.” KLaw also noted that Burawa has an upper-70′s curve that serves as a change-of-pace pitch, but otherwise “it’s a premium arm that would play pretty quickly in a late-game, one-inning role.” Like I’ve been saying, it’s clear the Yanks’ sought out guys with big time arm strength in this draft.

There’s reportedly five Yankee draftees playing on the Cape this summer, including Burawa, RHP Tommy Kahnle (5th round), and RHP Martin Viramontes (27th round).

Categories : Asides, Draft
  • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

    Does he go to the eighth immediately?

    /obligatory´d

    • ROBTEN

      The very fact that you have to make such a joke because he’s not already pitching the eighth means that he’s clearly a bust.

      • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

        Does that mean he is at the peak of his trade value, and that we should trade him for Lee straight up a la Montero and Halladay?

  • Reggie C.

    Looks like he’d be a fast climber up the ladder with power stuff like that. Does Burawa replace Melancon as the org’s most promising reliever?

    • Scout

      Well, first he has to agree to a contract. If he’s pitching up on the Cape, that hasn’t happened yet. :-)

  • Chris0313

    Sign him. DFA Gaudin. Let him pitch in the majors RIGHT NOW.

    The End.

  • CS Yankee

    Sounds like a gem of a find in the 12th round…hope they ink him soon.

    Mid-90′s with late movement sounds “Mo-like”.

  • toad

    Pardon me for being skeptical, but how does a guy like that not get drafted much earlier? Potential contract issues, possibly, or maybe he’s not quite as good as Law thinks.

    • Captain Bawls

      That was my thinking. Obviously things happen, but considering how quickly this scouting report is coming after the draft, how could 30 other teams pass on him for 11 rounds?

    • CS Yankee

      …or maybe much much better than Law thinks.

      /glass is not only half full but more than we need’d

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

      He’s a draft eligible sophomore, more negotiating leverage.

      • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

        Plus, isn’t he a reliever? Casey Weathers and the Rockies aside, why draft a reliever over a starter early in the draft?

  • capecod

    because he’s amazing, pitched 97 mph when I saw him

  • http://NONE PATTY GARDNER

    THE YANKEES NEED RELIABLE PITCHING WHEREVER THEY CAN GET IT!!! BE IT STARTER/RELIEVER OR CLOSER!!! WHEN THEY SEE IT,, THEY SHOULD TAKE IT!!! I CITE THE PICKLE WE ARE FACING IN THE POST SEASON WITH ONLY C.C. AND ANDY TO RELY ON…..AND OUR RELIEVERS ARE UP AND DOWN, TOO!!!! I WOULD LIKE THE YANKS PITCHING TO BE WHERE WE COULD COUNT ON THEM!!!

  • BPDELIA

    Here’s the thing I think alot of us miss. For a team like the yankees prospect system rankings aren’t super important. Becuase muych of these ranking is based on depth of marginal or low end prospects it doesn’t matter to us. Yes there is value in developing 4th starters and league average pos players. But for a team like Pittsburgh this is huge whereas for a team like the yankees league average players can be bought at market value. The cost controlled aspect is less important.

    For me all that counts is that the yankees keep brining in a few top tier propects. RIght now we are lucky to have depth and quality. But with the Bs, Sanchez, and MOntero as possibilities to be better than league average players I’m good. I don’t ned the yankees to be deep in league average players. I need them to deveop a couple of above average to star players because the yankees have the resources to pay market or over market prices for complimentary pieces where as low revenue teams need to develop those pieces to stay competitive. The cost control angle is vastly more important for poorer teams.