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Draft Night

Over at BP, Kevin Goldstein offers up a mock draft.

And over at The Yankee Analysts, our pal William J takes a look at recent players who have been drafted more than once.

[Photo Credit: t.t@o]

Categories:  1: Featured  Bronx Banter  Prospects  Yankees

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1 MSM35   ~  Jun 6, 2011 5:53 pm

As I was waiting to take a plane this morning from Tampa, I passed Cash getting off on his way to the office for the draft. I chose not to ruin his day by mentioning that the Rays have a boatload of early choices including the one for Soriano. He got a coffee at Starbucks and went on his way.

2 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 6, 2011 6:58 pm

Yeah, I've super excited for the draft the last few years, but now, with NY not picking until 51, I probably won't even bother watching.

Thanks a whole lot Levine and Steinbros.

How's that 3 year deal for Soriano working out so far???

3 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2011 7:10 pm

[2] Hideously, thanks.
I think maybe we all forgot, when Cashman Levine signed Soriano, that it was costing the team it's highest draft picks. Anyway, I did.

4 Bruce Markusen   ~  Jun 6, 2011 7:52 pm

I guess I'm in the minority, but I still have a hard time getting excited about the MLB draft. This is not the NBA or the NFL, where there is a chance for immediate impact. The odds are against just about everyone ever making the major leagues; those that do won't see the light of day for a minimum of two to three years, or likely longer.

Now I agree that it's important, it's how you build a system, but I just find it hard to get excited when so many players miss, and when sixth and seventh round draft choices often have better careers than first rounders.

Meanwhile, there's a pennant race to be won.

5 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2011 9:34 pm

Hockey is a bizarro world. Or Canada. Canada is sort of a reverse-bizarro world. Or maybe Canada is normal and we live in bizarro world.

6 Chyll Will   ~  Jun 6, 2011 9:49 pm

"Or maybe Canada is normal and we live in bizarro world."


7 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 6, 2011 11:12 pm

Yanks pick Dante Bichette Jr.

8 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 6, 2011 11:12 pm

Kevin Goldstein:
51. Yankees: Dante Bichette, Jr., 3B, Orangewood Christian HS (FL). Kid can hit, even looks like his dad, but does he have other tools?

I laughed. Jr. didn't make my top 100 (report: http://es.pn/jJzYLw )RT @jslyuan: Yanks realize it's not actually Dante Bichette right?

Wait till you see the hack. RT @Bloogart7: @keithlaw Yikes, just saw footage of Bichette running. Not impressed.

Jim Bowden:
Dante has the bloodlines...power hitter...can hit .....loves the cage....I guess he's not going to Georgia now....should develop into a below avg LF...but bat and pwr will play....GREAT make-up

Well, Jim Bowden liked the pick ....

Not a good sign.

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