Aug
02

2011 Draft: 44th round pick Adam Ravenelle heading to college

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Via the kid himself, Yankees’ 44th round pick Adam Ravenelle will not sign and instead follow through on his commitment to Vanderbilt. Ravenelle, a high school right-hander from Massachusetts, was not a 44th round talent. Baseball America (subs. req’d) said he might have the highest ceiling of anyone in the state thanks to a “6-foot-4, 185-pound build” with a fastball “in the low 90s.” Vandy is a high-end program and has traditionally been a tough school to buy kids away from, so this wasn’t unexpected.

All of the Yankees picks (signed and unsigned) can be seen here.

Categories : Asides, Draft
  • vin

    I assume the Yanks will sign Stafford, and are just waiting until they near the signing deadline?

    Also, have we heard anything on Cave, Cote, and Bird?

    • crawdaddie

      I wouldn’t assume that as there must be an issue, otherwise, as a college pitcher he would’ve signed a long time ago.

      • Plank

        Just a guess, but Bud Selig usually delays overslot deals until the last minute to try to keep money out of the players hands. Maybe that is what is happening here.

        • crawdaddie

          They had an agreement then they didn’t have an agreement which gives me an impression they might have found something on his physical.

          • Plank

            Where did you read that?

    • http://bloodfarm.tumblr.com mattdamonwayans

      I’ve heard rumors that Stafford’s medicals are sketchy, not sure how true said rumors are but I have definitely heard them.

      • Plank

        Where did you hear (I assume you mean read) that?

      • Howard Cosell

        They sent Stafford home……he didn’t pass the physical. Axisa’s sources can confirm this. I’m not sure what the next steps are but that’s a lot of money that high to take a gamble(see Brackman)

        HC

  • Nuke Ladoosh

    Give me Jake Cave.

    • Zach

      patients my friend. he’ll sign

      • Nuke Ladoosh

        I hear he has presents.

        • JohnnyC

          Sounds like a cross between Santa Claus and Dr. McDreamy.

  • kenthadley

    Any news on IFA’s?

  • Jaremy

    Sweet, another Gerrit Cole to make me want to gouge my eyes out over.

  • Jaremy

    Sweet another Gerrit Cole to make me want to gouge my eyes out over.

  • IB6 UB9

    How many eyes do you have?