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Picks signed; Overbay and Stewart sit

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 12, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees have agreed to terms with their top draft pick, 3B Eric Jagielo. They have also signed SS Tyler Wade (fourth rd), RHP David Palladino (fifth), SS John Murphy (sixth), RHP Philip Walby (12th), RHP Cale Coshow (13th), LHP Caleb Smith (14th), CF Jordan Barnes (15th), 2B Derek Toadvine (22nd), RHP Sam Agnew-Wieland (24th), C Trent Garrison (28th), SS Kevin Cornelius (31) and 2B Hector Crespo (34th).

Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jayson Nix SS
Austin Romine C

RHP Phil Hughes

 
 

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31 Responses to “Picks signed; Overbay and Stewart sit”

  1. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Blake,

    117
    118

    Those are the career OPS+ of Granderson and Upton.

    Upton is on pace for 189 K.

    Both run the bases well.

    I’d say they’re highly similar if not virtually the same player from different sides of the plate.

    Obviously there’s an age difference but the Yankees tend to target sluggers with low contact rates so I’m surprised they never made a push for Upton.

  2. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    And that’s funny because some of us wanted to trade the farm for Upton yet many of those same posters think a healthy Granderson can’t fetch much in a trade. Obviously the contracts come into play but I have to think Granderson has some value even as a rental, like Carlos Beltran. He has to get healthy though.

  3. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Youk is my player of the game prediction tonight. I think he’s on the verge of
    breaking out and having a big game with the bat

  4. Jerkface June 12th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Upton is like 8 years younger, under control for much longer, and with greater upside than Granderson. Of course he’d be valued more. Though I’m not sure the people who wanted Upton were similarly dissing Granderson.

    Though the hyperbole about his HRs and K’s was reaching lofty heights this offseason. He should have been able to get a Beltran type return.

  5. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    “Obviously there’s an age difference but the Yankees tend to target sluggers with low contact rates so I’m surprised they never made a push for Upton.”

    But the age difference is drastic… Justin Upton became a full time player 5 years younger than Granderson. Upton is only entering his “prime” this year. They’re similar right now, but J-Up still has more potential.

  6. Jerkface June 12th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Granderson was always less of an avg hitter than Upton. Upton the past 4 seasons has 3 years better than .280. Granderson has never had 3 seasons in a row better than .280

  7. UnKnown June 12th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    WTP – It all rests on Phil. If he pitches well as in not give up more than 3 runs we will win. If not we will lose. How this team wins is currently signed, sealed, and delivered. Will it change maybe, but until it does we have to continue to pitch to have a prayer.

  8. comnsnse June 12th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    The Yankees did inquire about J.Upton and were informed he didn’t want to play in NY.

    On the draft front I thought Judge was supposed to sign today?

  9. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Unknown
    Are you trying to convince me to change my player of the game tonight?
    Because I won’t, LOL!!!

  10. blake June 12th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Uptons best has been better than Granderson and he’s a lot younger….He does K a lot but he hits for more average and gets on base more

  11. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I also don’t think the ideal Yankees target is a sluggers with low contact rate, by the way. These types of older players with warts are cheaper, and the Yankees want cheaper production.

  12. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    “blake June 12th, 2013 at 7:03 pm
    Uptons best* has been better than Granderson and he’s a lot younger….He does K a lot but he hits for more average and gets on base more”

    Upton’s best season OPS+, 141

    Granderson’s best season OPS+, 142

    But yeah, generally

  13. UnKnown June 12th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Well maybe change it to Hughes if you want to see a win. :grin: But hey Youk is due, I am all for him or anyone else to step up and have a huge game. A hate losing.

  14. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    No Cespedes = Yankees win

  15. austinmac June 12th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    No Cespedes does help. Now, let’s get Crisp and Lowrie out.

  16. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Curtis Granderson became a full time player at age 25.

    Justin Upton is 25 as of this season.

    Curtis Granderson played 674 games with the Tigers.

    Justin Upton played 731 games with the Diamondbacks.

    !

  17. UnKnown June 12th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Nice little signing bonus for EJ. He has to be loving life right about now. Wow.

  18. Nick in SF June 12th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I want to see a win tonight and I want to see some more Yankee runs.

    There is some connection between the two; Phil Hughes will have something to say about how much of the latter is needed to provide the former. I’m in his corner, on the train, root root rooting for him.

    Wish them — and me — well tonight.

  19. Doreen June 12th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Have fun Nick in SF!

  20. Nick in SF June 12th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks, Doreen!

    As the hour grows late and you think about going to sleep, remember that I’m there, possibly shivering, and representing our community to the best of my abilities.

    Ooops, I need to start heading to Oakland, bye!

  21. Doreen June 12th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Bye!

  22. austinmac June 12th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Have fun Nick. Where are you sitting?

  23. Nick in SF June 12th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    In traffic. :sad;

  24. Nick in SF June 12th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    :sad:

  25. austinmac June 12th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Rough game for DePaula tonight.

  26. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    On the train going to the game. Yo Nick. Section 113. Row 30. Beers on me.

  27. ac1 June 12th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Another sox player ipset with a little reaction/showboat? Until ortiz stops admiring his homeruns and taking a minute to round the bases they should shut up and walk away.

  28. blake June 12th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    What do you think about the umpiring this year C R 9?

  29. ac1 June 12th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    The nesn announcers sound like total hypocrites right now

  30. UnKnown June 12th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    BLAKE!! :evil: Pot Stirrer

  31. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    At the park watching the Yankees take bp


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