2014 Draft: MLB.com’s top 50 prospects

Monday Night Open Thread
Update: Yankees to sign Brian Roberts

MLB.com published their list of the top 50 draft prospects not too long ago, a list that is predictably topped by NC State LHP Carlos Rodon. He’s the best draft-eligible player since at least Gerrit Cole in 2011 and probably since Bryce Harper in 2010. East Carolina RHP Jeff Hoffman and California HS C/OF Alex Jackson round out the top three.

The Yankees currently hold the 53rd overall pick in next summer’s draft after forfeiting their top three selections as free agent compensation, but that will change as the rest of the qualified free agents come off the board. The draft board will change substantially over the next few months and it’s inevitable a few of those top 50 players will be available when New York’s first selection rolls around. There are scouting reports and videos and all sorts of other stuff, all for free, so check it out.

Monday Night Open Thread
Update: Yankees to sign Brian Roberts
  • Griffey’s Grotesquely Swollen Jaw

    Hope the Yankees can draft Scott Blewett, so we can all say the Yankees Blewett in the draft.

  • Jake

    I played high school baseball against Jeff hoffman. He really grew from junior year to his senior year and in the sectional final game he was pumping 94 for the first inning and his slider is absolute filth. Needless to say we lost the championship game :(

    • John Bones

      Wow. Any chance you’ll get drafted?

      I’m being serious

  • nycsportzfan

    Touki Tousaint looks like hes gonna be a beast!