In his latest mock draft (Insider req’d), Keith Law still has the Astros taking Stanford RHP Mark Appel with the first overall pick in next Monday’s draft. He has the Yankees taking Las Vegas prep 3B Joey Gallo with their first rounder (#30 overall), arguably the best power hitter in the draft. Gallo does swing and miss a bunch and he’s likely to wind up at first base down the line.
Law also says the Yankees are focused on a number of other high schoolers, specifically RHP Duane Underwood, RHP J.O. Berrios, OF/RHP Mitch Gueller, and OF D.J. Davis. He throws hard-hitting and hard-throwing Cal Poly OF Mitch Haniger into the mix as well. Law had the Yankees taking high school SS Addison Russell in his first mock draft but has him slipping out of the first round this time around. Here are my write-ups on Underwood, Gueller, Davis, and Russell.