Yankees Draft 2012

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  1. Daniel Burch

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    June 4th at 6 pm

    All news here please
     
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    Yankees Draft 2012 : J.O. Berrios



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    The 2012 amateur draft is less than one week away, so between now and then I’m going to highlight some prospects individually rather than lump them together into larger posts.
    Jose Orlando (J.O.) Berrios | RHP
    Background
    It’s a strong year for Puerto Rico, with infielder Carlos Correa in the mix to go first overall. Berrios attends Papa Juan XXIII High School and is expected to be the first pitcher from the island selected next week. He’s committed to Miami Dade College, a two-year school.

    Scouting Report
    Standing 6-foot-1 and 180 lbs. after spending the last few months working with a trainer, Berrios sits anywhere from 90-95 with his fastball and has legitimately run it up to 98 at times this spring. A power low-80s slider is his top secondary offering and he’s made progress with a fading changeup. Berrios throws strikes because he’s athletic and has a smooth and repeatable delivery. It’s worth noting that he just turned 18 last weekend and is young for the draft class.

    Miscellany
    MLB.com (#45), Baseball America (#49), and Keith Law (#79) all ranked Berrios as a sandwich/second round talent recently. The present stuff is among the best in the draft class but he doesn’t offer a ton of projection given his size. Law mentioned that the Yankees were focusing on arms yesterday, specifically Berrios and some other high schoolers. They’d likely have to grab him with their first rounder (#30 overall) rather than wait for their two second rounders (#89 and #94 overall), meaning Berrios would only be the second prep pitcher taken with the top pick under scouting director Damon Oppenheimer (Gerrit Cole in 2008). I’m a fan.

    http://www.thegreedypinstripes.com/2012/05/yankees-draft-2012-jo-berrios.html
     
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    Yankees Draft 2012 : Nick Wittgren



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    The 2012 amateur draft is less than one week away, so between now and then I’m going to highlight some prospects individually rather than lump them together into larger posts.
    Nick Wittgren | RHP
    Background
    Wittgren was raised in Lafayette, Indiana and attended Parkland Community College (Illinois) for one year before transferring to Purdue. He was a shortstop in high school and didn’t begin pitching full-time until arriving at Parkland.

    Scouting Report
    Listed at 6-foot-3 and 205 lbs., Wittgren is a career reliever and owns an 88/19 K/BB with 21 saves in 84 innings for the Boilermakers over the last two springs. Although his fastball only sits at 89-91 and touches 93 on most days, the pitch plays up and generates swings and misses because of the deception in his delivery. His power curveball in the upper-70s/low-80s gives Wittgren a legitimate put-away offering. He throws both pitches for strikes despite his relative inexperience.

    Miscellany
    Considered a 7th-10th round type of talent, Wittgren starred on the Cape Cod League last summer is exactly the type of prospect the Yankees usually target in the later rounds — a strike-throwing reliever with two good pitches and a track record of success. Slot money for the post-fifth round is under $160k and that won’t net you any future stars, but it’s a solid investment for a potentially quick-moving bullpen arm. The expected return on a pick that late is basically zero anyway.

    http://www.thegreedypinstripes.com/2012/06/yankees-draft-2012-nick-wittgren.html
     
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    Yankees Draft 2012: Mitch Gueller



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    The 2012 amateur draft is exactly one week away, so between now and then I’m going to highlight some prospects individually rather than lump them together into larger posts.
    Mitch Gueller | OF/RHP
    Background
    Raised just outside of Olympia in Chehalis, Washington, Gueller is a two-way star at West High School. He’s committed to Washington State.

    Scouting Report
    At 6-foot-3 and 205 lbs., Gueller is the best athlete from the Northwest in the draft class. He’s a legitimate prospect both on the mound and as an outfielder, and the Cougars will allow him to do both if he makes it to school. On the mound, Gueller runs his fastball up to 94 with an advanced changeup and a slurvy breaking ball that is likely to settle in as a slider. As an outfielder, he offers a well-rounded game and all five tools. Gueller has the speed to steal bases and enough raw power from the right side to hit the ball out of the park, plus his arm is obviously strong. He is considered more advanced as a pitcher.

    Miscellany
    Gueller has quite a bit of helium at the moment. Keith Law ranked him as the 39th best prospect in the draft (as an outfielder) while Baseball America ranked him 107th (as a pitcher), and it’s definitely worth noting that the Yankees have been connected to him with their first rounder (#30 overall) by both Law and BA recently. New York selected a similar two-way prospect in Jake Cave last season, but Gueller has more athleticism and louder tools. Gueller could be surprise pick in the back-half of the first round.

    http://www.thegreedypinstripes.com/2012/06/yankees-draft-2012-mitch-gueller.html
     
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    Yankees Draft 2012 : Ty Moore



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    The 2012 amateur draft is less than one week away, so between now and then I’m going to highlight some prospects individually rather than lump them together into larger posts.
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    (Luis Sinco/The LA Times)
    Ty Moore | OF
    Background
    A Southern California kid from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Moore stole the show at the National High School Invitational in North Carolina this spring. He has a strong commitment to UCLA.

    Scouting Report
    Listed at 6-foot-1 and 190 lbs., Moore isn’t a bat-first prospect. He’s a bat-only prospect. Despite an unorthodox setup and swing — he waggles the bat and uses an extreme toe-tap — Moore consistently squares the ball up from the left side and his best tool is his above average power. He’s relegated to left field because he’s not fleet of foot and doesn’t control the arm strength that allows him to pitch in the low-80s. Moore draws rave reviews for his makeup and all-out style of play, and he’s developed a reputation for being a big game player thanks in part to his excellent showings against top competition in showcase events.

    Up Next
    Even though he can hit, Moore is expected to be drafted somewhere in the 6th-8th round because he doesn’t provide any defensive value. The unorthodox hitting mechanics are another negative, at least in the sense that “it looks different and therefore must be bad.” You want late round picks to be able to do at least one thing well and he does just take with the bat. With slot money after the fifth round in the sub-$200k range, there’s a strong likelihood that Moore will end up in school next spring. If the Yankees decide to save some draft pool money by taking a few college seniors in the 9th or 10th round, someone like Moore would be an excellent place to reallocate the funds.

    http://www.thegreedypinstripes.com/2012/05/yankees-draft-2012-ty-moore.html
     
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    Yankees 2012 Draft : Clint Coulter



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    The 2012 amateur draft is less than two weeks away, so between now and then I’m going to highlight some prospects individually rather than lump them together into larger posts.
    Clint Coulter | C
    Background
    A former state wrestling champion, Coulter hails from Union High School in Camas, Washington, which is right on the Oregon border and practically a suburb of Portland. His coach is former big leaguer Tom Lampkin, who spent parts of 13 seasons in the show and started over 400 games behind the plate. Coulter is committed to Arizona State.

    Scouting Report
    Listed at 6-foot-3 and 200 lbs. with a wrestler’s build, Coulter has some of the best power in the high school crop this summer. He hammers mistakes and has shown the ability to adjust to offspeed stuff and drive the ball to all fields from the right side. Although he has the arm and athleticism to catch, Coulter has a long way to go with his receiving and footwork before becoming a solid defensive backstop. He runs like a catcher but is a heady baserunner with strong instincts. Coulter is very coachable and an intense competitor who plays really hard, earning high grades for his intangibles.

    Miscellany
    Keith Law (35th), Baseball America (48th), and MLB.com (48th) all consider Coulter a fringy first round/firm supplemental round talent based on their most recent rankings. The Yankees pick 30th overall in the first round but do not have a sandwich round pick, so Coulter is one of those ‘tweener types who might not be worth a first rounder but won’t last into the second round. As I wrote two days ago, the Yankees prioritize offensive catchers in the minors and Coulter fits the mold to a tee.

    http://www.thegreedypinstripes.com/2012/06/yankees-2012-draft-clint-coulter.html
     
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    I would like to see this Coulter guy...although I am biased being a wrestling coach... :)
     
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    I think we take Weitel or however you spell it
     
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    it's so hard to get good information on who the Yankees might take as most of the Prospect lists are listed for "Insiders" and bullshit like that...fuck ESPN....
     
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    a lot of the mock drafts dont require subs though.
     
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    Raise your hand if you had Carlos Correa going first so I can call you a fucking liar...
     
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    We drafted Ty Hensley!
     
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    NEW YORK -- With their first selection in this year's first-year players draft, the Yankees came away with Ty Hensley, a 6-foot-4 right-hander from Santa Fe High School in Edmund, Okla.
    The 18-year-old righty finished 10-0 this season with a 1.52 ERA. He struck out 111 in 55 1/3 innings for Santa Fe.
    The Yankees' first-round selection -- who went 30th overall -- is the son of former Cardinals farmhand and Kansas State baseball coach Mike Hensley. According to Baseball America, Hensley has a fastball that sits in the mid-90s though his best pitch is his curveball.

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2012/06/yankees_choose_high_school_pit.html
     
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    The Yankees have signed first-round draft pick Ty Hensley, reports Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA (Twitter links). The two sides agreed to a $1.2MM bonus, below the recommended slot price of $1.6MM for the 30th overall pick.
    There could be some intrigue in the signing, as Baseball America's Jim Callis reports that Hensley and the Yankees agreed to terms on a $1.6MM bonus in June before an MRI revealed "abnormalities" in his pitching shoulder. As a result, Hensley's bonus was reduced by $400K, though the right-hander said in a statement released through his advisor that he was happy with how the Yankees treated him during the process.
    Hensley, a high-schooler from Oklahoma, had committed to pitch for the University of Mississippi before being drafted by New York. He is described by Baseball America's John Manuel as having a plus curveball that may be even better than his fastball, which has touched 97-mph. Hensley's makeup and work ethic has also been praised by scouts.
     
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