Hope you’re not sick of all the mock drafts yet, because Baseball America dropped another one on us late yesterday (sub. req’d). Thy have the Yankees selected Michigan outfielder Ryan LaMarre, who they’ve been linked to all spring. I wrote him up a few weeks ago, so everything you need to know is in there.
More importantly, they note that the Yanks are “more likely to sign a player for closer to slot than for big money in the first round,” though I’m not sure I believe it. We heard the same stuff last year only to watch them not just over slot with their first two picks, but way over slot. Slade Heathcott‘s $2.2M bonus basically doubled MLB’s recommendation. It just doesn’t make sense for the Yankees (or any team) to adhere to slot. Take the best player and pay him, period.
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