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First-day draft picks for Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 05, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s who the Yankees took:

1 (28) RHP Gerrit Cole, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS
1S (44) LHP Jeremy Bleich, Stanford
2 (75) RHP Scott Bittle, Ole Miss
3 (106) 2B David Adams, Virginia
4 (140) INF Corban Joseph, Franklin (Tenn.) HS
5 (170) OF Chris Smith, Centennial HS, Compton, Calif.
6 (200) RHP Brett Marshall, Sterling HS, Baytown, Texas

Notes: The 44th pick was in compensation for Luis Vizcaino signing with the Rockies. … Going only by what I read and what the Yankees are saying, they are thrilled with Cole. Bleich is a reach but if you’re going to reach, reach for a lefty who is smart and idolizes Andy Pettitte. … Bittle has a slider/cutter pitch he calls “The Thing” and nobody can hit it. The Yankees took him last year out of junior college and didn’t sign him. Clearly they really like him. … Adams is a gamer type. … Smith hit .700 (yes, .700) this season. … Marshall is a smallish high school righty who throws 94-95 and reportedly is committed to Rice. The Owls must hate the Yankees, who signed Carmen Angelini away from them last season.

There will be 44 rounds selected tomorrow. That’s a lot of coffee.

The cats at NoMaas have a draft blog with some good links and info. So check that out. The River Ave. Blues boys also have some good info.

If anybody finds any interesting stories on the draftees, drop me an e-mail and I’ll link to them. Obviously covering the Mustache Men and their inevitable rise to glory is my top priority, but I’ll pass along draft info whenever I can.

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