May
19

2011 Draft: MLB.com’s Top 50 Prospects

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MLB.com released their list of the top 50 draft prospects yesterday, and the list is free to see as always. You get detailed scouting reports for all players and video for most, which is why MLB.com’s list has always been my favorite. No offense to Baseball America or Keith Law or Perfect Game or whoever else, but free scouting reports and video won’t be topped at this time of year. Make sure you click on through, great way to lose an hour.

Categories : Asides, Draft
  • Avi Atkin

    Some nice bats in the 40′s range. If Cory Spangenberg fell a couple spots, he’d be solid for the Yankees. He’s got underrated power (Ryan Zimmerman?). Most likely though, the Yankees will select a high upside SP like Garvin/Chafin/Osich.

  • mbonzo

    Any guys look like huge overslot picks that’ll fall to the Yanks?

    • Avi Atkin

      Well Dylan Bundy, the top HS arm in the class, wants 6 years, $30MM. I doubt he gets that money and falls all the way to #51. Stranger things have happened, so if a Top 5 guy fell that low, it’d be fantastic for the Yanks.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Wouldn’t the Red Sox or some other team with money pounce all over him though?

        • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com Eric

          Maybe, though it’s also possible that Boston might pass on falling guys demanding huge dollars because they will have a lot of picks to sign.

  • http://bleacherreport.com/users/486240-arad-markowitz Mantle28

    I’d like to see the Yanks take a chance on Matt Purke.

    • whozat

      Not with #51, right? He has shoulder problems…huge red flag

      • Ted Nelson

        How much of a red flag it is will depend on his medicals, though. Plus you don’t have to sign him if he doesn’t pitch well in Cape Cod. Purke may (or may not) represent the Yankees best chance to get a top-flight talent at the #51 pick. I have zero idea whether he’ll be there or he’ll make sense to take if he does… but I wouldn’t write him off. If it doesn’t work out, the Yankees can compensate by getting first round talent later (Betances, Mason Williams) and/or finding diamonds in the rough later (Gardner, Robertson, etc.) and/or IFA (Montero, Banuelos, Sanchez, Flores, etc.).

  • Sabermetrically Challenged

    I like what I hear about Ross. He should fall to them quite nicely

  • Andrew Brotherton

    Tyler Beede, Chris Reed, Derek Fisher, Andrew Chafin, Brian Goodwin. I think one of those unless a first rounder falls.