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.
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.