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CanoForPresident
06-07-07, 06:28 PM
Hey guys, I've been out all day and missed the first round of the draft. I got draft tracker running and why the hell did we take Brackman?

Steph19
06-07-07, 06:29 PM
What round is Cole St. Clair supposed to go in? Also: I wonder when Kyle Russell gets picked.

Yanks21
06-07-07, 06:29 PM
why the hell did we take Brackman?

Because that's who they wanted?

rca1230
06-07-07, 06:29 PM
Hey guys, I've been out all day and missed the first round of the draft. I got draft tracker running and why the hell did we take Brackman?

he was the best pick after Porcello

Buzah!
06-07-07, 06:30 PM
Hey guys, I've been out all day and missed the first round of the draft. I got draft tracker running and why the hell did we take Brackman?Yanks said they would go BPA, so they must have thought that was Brackman.

JeterRodriguezSheff
06-07-07, 06:31 PM
................ Goldstein. He trashed our draft last year. That idiot.

The Yankees play it uber safe with Kennedy, he doesnt like it. They take a huge gamble on a pitcher with a very high upside but possible injury concerns and inconsistencies and he doesnt like it. No matter what route you go, you can not please everybody. Considering most prospects are destined to fail regardless, i prefer to take the ones with the higher upsides.

spyglass
06-07-07, 06:31 PM
Alright. So where are we now?

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:32 PM
Damn Braves. Took one of my favorite players in the draft. .................

CanoForPresident
06-07-07, 06:32 PM
he was the best pick after Porcello

I guess I'm going to have to trust the Yankee brass with this pick since they've made some good ones the past few years. They still got a few rounds to make some really good picks even if this one doesnt work out.


OH man, I just saw that Porcello fell to 2 picks before us! that ................ing SUCKS!:mad:

JeterRodriguezSheff
06-07-07, 06:32 PM
Alright. So where are we now?

Rockies just took a left fielder Brian Rike at 72. Harvey is still available.

destiNY
06-07-07, 06:32 PM
The Yankees play it uber safe with Kennedy, he doesnt like it. They take a huge gamble on a pitcher with a very high upside but possible injury concerns and inconsistencies and he doesnt like it. No matter what route you go, you can not please everybody. Considering most prospects are destined to fail regardless, i prefer to take the ones with the higher upsides.

That sums up pretty much everything with that 1st pick. I like the Kennedy pick last year but I don't want to do it back to back years. Safe one year, risky the next, leverage the risk in the investments

rca1230
06-07-07, 06:33 PM
I guess I'm going to have to trust the Yankee brass with this pick since they've made some good ones the past few years. They still got a few rounds to make some really good picks even if this one doesnt work out.


OH man, I just saw that Porcello fell to 2 picks before us! that ................ing SUCKS!:mad:

who would you have taken? maybe i would have taken smoker but other than him brackman is the best pick and who everybody was pining for after Porcello was Harvey and he still isnt off the board yet due to signability

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:33 PM
The Yankees play it uber safe with Kennedy, he doesnt like it. They take a huge gamble on a pitcher with a very high upside but possible injury concerns and inconsistencies and he doesnt like it. No matter what route you go, you can not please everybody. Considering most prospects are destined to fail regardless, i prefer to take the ones with the higher upsides.

That's what I basically said, but in much fewer words. ;)

Steph19
06-07-07, 06:34 PM
Enright, the anti-Brackman, to the D'Backs.

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:35 PM
What the hell is AZ doing with Barry Enright? Ewww. Well, there's another sucky player off the board.

JeterRodriguezSheff
06-07-07, 06:35 PM
who would you have taken? maybe i would have taken smoker but other than him brackman is the best pick and who everybody was pining for after Porcello was Harvey and he still isnt off the board yet due to signability

I dont know about Smoker, MLB.com's scouting report made it seem like he only has avaerage stuff. Of course it wouldnt be the first time they were wrong, i prefer to go with upside though.

MylesThomas1927
06-07-07, 06:36 PM
I was just able to get to my computer. A quick check shows Harvery and Middlebrooks still available. Is the consensus we take one of the two this round, or are they going to drop like Betances?

I remember us all screaming to pick Betances every round last year, and we finally got him in the 8th.

CanoForPresident
06-07-07, 06:36 PM
who would you have taken? maybe i would have taken smoker but other than him brackman is the best pick and who everybody was pining for after Porcello was Harvey and he still isnt off the board yet due to signability

yeah I guess there really wasnt alot to work with (surprised savery went so high.)

Hopefully they can land Harvey in a later round.


LOL did the marlins just pick THE denny almonte?

JeterRodriguezSheff
06-07-07, 06:36 PM
The draft is picking up some speed now, nice.

Steph19
06-07-07, 06:36 PM
Denny, not Danny, Almonte to the M's

WeekendWarrior
06-07-07, 06:36 PM
So who do we want to see at 94?

rca1230
06-07-07, 06:36 PM
I dont know about Smoker, MLB.com's scouting report made it seem like he only has avaerage stuff. Of course it wouldnt be the first time they were wrong, i prefer to go with upside though.

yeah thats my point

i might have taken burgess but he didnt go to till like 10-15 picks after that and he's extremely raw as well

brackman is a nice pick

sahara
06-07-07, 06:36 PM
I have a feeling the Mets are going to take Harvey here, the bastards.

Or not.

Steph19
06-07-07, 06:36 PM
Why is Middlebrooks still available? Is he expected not to sign?

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:37 PM
No. He's an outfielder from Florida.

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:37 PM
Why is Middlebrooks still available? Is he expected not to sign?
I didn't hear any signability concerns with him but he's still there.

JeterRodriguezSheff
06-07-07, 06:38 PM
info on middlebrooks?

Mets take Moviel

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:38 PM
A couple of raw, but very toolsy HS outfielders are still available in Davis and Eiland. I don't want to take them in the 2nd or 3rd round but I wouldn't mind from the 4th round on. Robbles is also in the pool.

MylesThomas1927
06-07-07, 06:39 PM
27. Will Middlebrooks, 3b/rhp, Liberty-Elyau HS, Texarkana, Texas (NR)
Middlebrooks is part of the same Texas A&M recruiting class as Ahrens, who has been compared to Chipper Jones, and has drawn comparisons to Scott Rolen for his size and strength that profile well at third base.

From BA

BomberBrian
06-07-07, 06:40 PM
middlebrooks, carpenter, grandal, arrietta guys still on the board.

Steph19
06-07-07, 06:41 PM
I believe Chris Carpenter is also still available.

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:41 PM
Middlebrooks is a HS 3B. Very good bat, solid all-around tools. Supposed to go in the 1st/supp. 1st round. Some like him more than Ahrens.

Metroidman
06-07-07, 06:42 PM
Ha and you guys wanted Harvey in the 1st Round

just-blaze
06-07-07, 06:42 PM
Why hasnt Arrieta gone yet?

rca1230
06-07-07, 06:42 PM
is Middlebrooks a solid TAMU commit or can we buy him out of the commitment?

Tabata
06-07-07, 06:43 PM
Wow! Is Harvey still there? Got him Yankees!

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:43 PM
Two other college hitters remaining: Russell, Suttle.

WeekendWarrior
06-07-07, 06:44 PM
I bet Harvey gets picked up by the sox right here

JeterRodriguezSheff
06-07-07, 06:45 PM
Ha and you guys wanted Harvey in the 1st Round

This happened last year, everybody was pissed we didnt use our first 2 picks on guys that we took in like the eight round.

BxBomber44
06-07-07, 06:45 PM
I believe Kennedy, Chamberlain both had injury issues in their last year

Anyway, I still think every one was angrier on us picking Kennedy than this pick

EVERY young pitcher has "injury" issues now a days. I liked getting our own 6'11 GIANT. Can you just imagine if he pans out.

WeekendWarrior
06-07-07, 06:45 PM
Arrieta not being picked is a bit suprising

Big Game Andy
06-07-07, 06:45 PM
Red Sox up... whom do they pick?

Steph19
06-07-07, 06:45 PM
Here comes another Bosox pick

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:46 PM
Who's Boston going to take? I'm going to guess either Kentrail Davis or Casey Crosby.

JeterRodriguezSheff
06-07-07, 06:46 PM
And the Red Sox pick...Morris

WeekendWarrior
06-07-07, 06:46 PM
Neither

destiNY
06-07-07, 06:46 PM
Not a fan of Morris, Sox must really like his power pot.

JeterRodriguezSheff
06-07-07, 06:47 PM
So at least we have another shot at Harvey before the Bosox pick again.

WeekendWarrior
06-07-07, 06:47 PM
From the scouting report it sounds like they are looking at another willy mo

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:47 PM
Morris was my 3rd option.

Steph19
06-07-07, 06:48 PM
So at least we have another shot at Harvey before the Bosox pick again.

I kind of doubt we go after him with our next pick - not that I would mind if they did.

MylesThomas1927
06-07-07, 06:49 PM
EVERY young pitcher has "injury" issues now a days. I liked getting our own 6'11 GIANT. Can you just imagine if he pans out.

Giant closer with 99 mph fastball!!!!:eek::D

....or maybe he can be Jeff Nelson.:D

....or maybe he can be Matt Drews.:mad:

Davios
06-07-07, 06:50 PM
Wouldn't it be something if the Tigers took Harvey?

rca1230
06-07-07, 06:50 PM
do you think any of these teams before the Yankees have a chance of spending money for Harvey or Middlebrooks or Arietta?

Steph19
06-07-07, 06:50 PM
Wouldn't it be something if the Tigers took Harvey?

That would be such overkill.

WeekendWarrior
06-07-07, 06:51 PM
That would be just absurd

homer2931
06-07-07, 06:51 PM
Might want to go back to Snatch's link to an interview at NoMaas of the PGCrosschecker guy.

Brackman is a big-time talent

I guess the big question is - would he have lasted to pick #94? Probably not... maybe even with the possibility of surgery

I realize he has crazy talent, and maybe the best upside in the whole draft.
He just hasn't been productive, hasn't worked up arm strength, needs work, and seems headed towards TJ surgery.

Tabata
06-07-07, 06:51 PM
You guys think the Mets will pick Harvey with their next pick (#93)?

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:51 PM
I don't think we're going to take Harvey in the 2nd... maybe we'll pop him in, say, round 8?

just-blaze
06-07-07, 06:51 PM
Wouldn't it be something if the Tigers took Harvey?

It would be Hilarious. :mad:

What they spend on this year's draft will approach their payroll.

WeekendWarrior
06-07-07, 06:51 PM
I would start to hate the tigers more than even the red sox.

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:51 PM
You guys think the Mets will pick Harvey with their next pick (#93)?

Nope.

Steph19
06-07-07, 06:52 PM
Damn, just missed Nevin Griffith by a few picks.

homer2931
06-07-07, 06:52 PM
................ Goldstein. He trashed our draft last year. That idiot.

I thought he didn't like Kennedy, but he thought the rest of the draft was very good.

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:52 PM
Nice pick by the Sox in Griffith. I'm not as crazy as some about him but in the 2nd he's a solid pick.

sahara
06-07-07, 06:52 PM
You guys think the Mets will pick Harvey with their next pick (#93)?

Unfortunately, yes.

Then again, I thought they were going to take him last pick and I'm feeling quite negative today.

BxBomber44
06-07-07, 06:53 PM
You guys think the Mets will pick Harvey with their next pick (#93)?

just to spite us

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:53 PM
I thought he didn't like Kennedy, but he thought the rest of the draft was very good.
No, I think he trashed the whole thing. Although I could be wrong.

WeekendWarrior
06-07-07, 06:53 PM
DOnt do it tigers

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:53 PM
I really like Horton's bat.

just-blaze
06-07-07, 06:54 PM
Horton really suprises me, last year he was impossible to get out, I thought for sure he would be a 1st rounder, but.....

Davios
06-07-07, 06:54 PM
Imagine if Hughes had gone to college, I believe he would have been getting out this year. He may very well well have been a Devil Ray :lol:

Metroidman
06-07-07, 06:55 PM
Imagine if Hughes had gone to college, I believe he would have been getting out this year. He may very well well have been a Devil Ray :lol:

The horror

WeekendWarrior
06-07-07, 06:55 PM
We are getting very close here. It would be a crime to not take harvey

spyglass
06-07-07, 06:55 PM
Imagine if Hughes had gone to college, I believe he would have been getting out this year. He may very well well have been a Devil Ray :lol:
I think Hughes probably appreciates that quite a bit. :lol:

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:55 PM
Who's expecting a pick out of nowhere? I am.

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:56 PM
We are getting very close here. It would be a crime to not take harvey

He may really slide.

Davios
06-07-07, 06:56 PM
Who's expecting a pick out of nowhere? I am.


Some no-name shortstop....

Buzah!
06-07-07, 06:56 PM
Who's expecting a pick out of nowhere? I am.It's either gonna be Harvey or off the map.

BxBomber44
06-07-07, 06:56 PM
what # pic are we on here, 93?

GoRasner
06-07-07, 06:56 PM
Tigers select SS Daniel Worth, and the Twins C Daniel Rams. Looks like Joe Mauer is toast. [/sarcasm]

NYDCYankee
06-07-07, 06:56 PM
So Harvey is still there?

tdel23
06-07-07, 06:56 PM
Yanks picking next?

JeterRodriguezSheff
06-07-07, 06:57 PM
Im going to wait to see our next pick and then im out, i hope it is harvey but im not expecting it

Davios
06-07-07, 06:57 PM
Mets now then Yanks.

just-blaze
06-07-07, 06:57 PM
It's either gonna be Harvey or off the map.

Im hoping for Arrieta or Harvey.

BxBomber44
06-07-07, 06:57 PM
YES! Take harvey PLZ

rca1230
06-07-07, 06:57 PM
we're on the clock!

JeterRodriguezSheff
06-07-07, 06:57 PM
And we are up...

Yanks21
06-07-07, 06:58 PM
My guess...

Casey Crosby LHP, Kaneland HS, Maple Park, Ill

Davios
06-07-07, 06:58 PM
Rustich to Mets.

GoRasner
06-07-07, 06:58 PM
Either Harvey or that SS mentioned earlier would be fine by me. I'd prefer Harvey though.

homer2931
06-07-07, 06:58 PM
Does Middlebrooks project better in the field or as a pitcher?

Philip Hughes Fan
06-07-07, 06:58 PM
I don't know if I want Middlebrooks or Harvey more. I'm more confident Harvey will be around for us next round so I think I'll go with Middlebrooks.

stupidpunchline
06-07-07, 06:58 PM
Austin Romine, HS Catcher

WeekendWarrior
06-07-07, 06:58 PM
Ehhhh.... i am not in love with this

JeterRodriguezSheff
06-07-07, 06:58 PM
ehh...not Harvey but a catcher

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 06:58 PM
Austin Romine - C.... I know him. Guess I was wrong.

Davios
06-07-07, 06:58 PM
/hurl

Since95
06-07-07, 06:58 PM
We got a chance at Harvey.. Take him... this will make me so happy, since we missed out on porcello..

GoRasner
06-07-07, 06:59 PM
Austin Romine, C El Toro HS

sahara
06-07-07, 06:59 PM
Yeah, meh.

BxBomber44
06-07-07, 06:59 PM
austin romine... good blood

NYDCYankee
06-07-07, 06:59 PM
Harvey is this year's Betances. Hopefully.

Jace
06-07-07, 07:00 PM
Sounds like a catcher that can hit with a great arm (they say plus to plus plus)

WeekendWarrior
06-07-07, 07:00 PM
I dont think we can wait as long as we did for harvey. If he happens to get to us in this round we must jump all over him

BxBomber44
06-07-07, 07:00 PM
hahah simi valley high is 5 minutes away from me. and i'm a senior at their rival and haven't heard of him.

Davios
06-07-07, 07:00 PM
Harvey is this year's Betances. Hopefully.


I think he will be, only not for us. Probably for Boston.

Buzah!
06-07-07, 07:00 PM
uninspiring second pick.

rca1230
06-07-07, 07:01 PM
seems like he fell to round 3 due to signability

strong throwing arm and good hitting potential

i like the pick

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 07:01 PM
Romine is not a bad pick. I'm surprised by Middlebrooks slide though. Is his committment that big?

Yankees1962
06-07-07, 07:01 PM
Harvey is this year's Betances. Hopefully.
I think he's going to college which is why he's dropping.

Buzah!
06-07-07, 07:01 PM
I think he will be, only not for us. Probably for Boston.I think he has a deal with us. We'll take him in a few rounds.

Jace
06-07-07, 07:01 PM
I think he will be, only not for us. Probably for Boston.

Good analysis. Basically we know nothing except he had large bonus demands, he's probably going to UNC, and he's a big Yankee fan. But he's probably signing with Boston though of course, its so chique to be negative

jbauer2485
06-07-07, 07:02 PM
Is this a joke? I thought the Yankees, especially Cash, were finally aware the importance of hoarding pitching prospects.

Why not take Harvey, and if we don't need him, use him in a package for a catcher later on.

Yankees1962
06-07-07, 07:02 PM
uninspiring second pick.
Let's remember that Oppenheimer is a former catcher and probably likes him a lot.

Yanks21
06-07-07, 07:02 PM
Romine is not a bad pick. I'm surprised by Middlebrooks slide though. Is his committment that big?

Only other reason is injury, which has never been reported...

rca1230
06-07-07, 07:02 PM
christ i love how people who know very little about the situation like to criticize it

reminds me of last year when we came away with a top 5 draft

Big Game Andy
06-07-07, 07:03 PM
Guys, why don't we chill out about Harvey? He is a first round talent, but he has signability issues, so he'll likely get popped in a later round. Just chill.

Buzah!
06-07-07, 07:03 PM
Let's remember that Oppenheimer is a former catcher and probably likes him a lot.I don't know how much upside he has.

GoRasner
06-07-07, 07:03 PM
Here's his scouting profile. Apart from his defensive lapses, he looks pretty good.


Austin Romine (Perfect Game USA)

Biographical Data
Player Name: Austin Romine
Position: Catcher
School: El Toro HS, Calif.
School Type: High school
Academic Class: Senior
Birthdate: 11/22/88
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Report Date(s): 04/11/07
Game(s): Lakewood HS

Focus Area Comments
Hitting Ability: Romine used to change his approach nearly every game, making it hard to get a proper evaluation. But he seems to have settled on an erect stace with his hands set low. He consistently makes hard contact.
Power: With a Todd Zeile type of approach, Romine has some legitimate power potential. He doubled in the game against Lakewood.
Running Speed: He's a below-average runner.
Arm Strength: Romine has a well above-average arm, falling in the plus to plus-plus category.
Arm Accuracy: Runners don't test him because of his arm strength, but he's accurate as well.
Fielding: Romine is inconsistent behind the plate. At times, he looks like he's got good hands and belongs back there. Other times, he looks more like a first baseman.
Range: Again, inconsistent. Sometimes he looks live and active, sometimes he appears limited and slow.
Baseball Instinct: The son of former big leaguer Kevin Romine and the younger brother of ASU starter Andrew, Romine grew up around baseball and has plus instincts.
Physical Description: Romine lost quite a bit of weight since last summer and fall and has added strength, profiling as a strong, offensive-minded catcher.
Medical Update: Healthy.
Strengths: His ability to make contact. Romine makes hard contact consistently with power to all fields.
Weaknesses: Inconsistencies with his glove. While Romine has a plus arm behind the plate, the other aspects of his defensive game are not always on display.
Summary: Romine hasn't always played scout league ball, limiting how often he's been seen outside of the regular season. Though he's been tough to evaluate in the past because of an ever-changing offensive approach, he's settled in and has shown good hitting potential to go along with a strong throwing arm. The only question is if Kevin's son will go pro or follow his brother's path and head to ASU.

ucfjon
06-07-07, 07:03 PM
christ i love how people who know very little about the situation like to criticize it

reminds me of last year when we came away with a top 5 draft

exactly...its like the same thing every year

Jace
06-07-07, 07:04 PM
christ i love how people who know very little about the situation like to criticize it

reminds me of last year when we came away with a top 5 draft

I have to agree... where is all of this coming from? omg we didn't take a pitcher this round? We have to take one every round until forever or else horrible job

Yankees1962
06-07-07, 07:04 PM
I don't know how much upside he has.
Based on what do you make that determination?

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 07:04 PM
Only other reason is injury, which has never been reported...

Or maybe he wants the sky? But that hasn't been reported either. No make-up issues that I'm aware of.

Jace
06-07-07, 07:04 PM
I don't know how much upside he has.

Arm Strength: Romine has a well above-average arm, falling in the plus to plus-plus category.
Arm Accuracy: Runners don't test him because of his arm strength, but he's accurate as well.
Strengths: His ability to make contact. Romine makes hard contact consistently with power to all fields.

Sounds like he needs to work on being a better receiver though

BxBomber44
06-07-07, 07:05 PM
I think Romine will come to the pro's just b/c we're the Yankees. When's our next pick?

jerez23
06-07-07, 07:05 PM
Here's his scouting profile. Apart from his defensive lapses, he looks pretty good.


Austin Romine (Perfect Game USA)

Biographical Data
Player Name: Austin Romine
Position: Catcher
School: El Toro HS, Calif.
School Type: High school
Academic Class: Senior
Birthdate: 11/22/88
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Report Date(s): 04/11/07
Game(s): Lakewood HS

Focus Area Comments
Hitting Ability: Romine used to change his approach nearly every game, making it hard to get a proper evaluation. But he seems to have settled on an erect stace with his hands set low. He consistently makes hard contact.
Power: With a Todd Zeile type of approach, Romine has some legitimate power potential. He doubled in the game against Lakewood.
Running Speed: He's a below-average runner.
Arm Strength: Romine has a well above-average arm, falling in the plus to plus-plus category.
Arm Accuracy: Runners don't test him because of his arm strength, but he's accurate as well.
Fielding: Romine is inconsistent behind the plate. At times, he looks like he's got good hands and belongs back there. Other times, he looks more like a first baseman.
Range: Again, inconsistent. Sometimes he looks live and active, sometimes he appears limited and slow.
Baseball Instinct: The son of former big leaguer Kevin Romine and the younger brother of ASU starter Andrew, Romine grew up around baseball and has plus instincts.
Physical Description: Romine lost quite a bit of weight since last summer and fall and has added strength, profiling as a strong, offensive-minded catcher.
Medical Update: Healthy.
Strengths: His ability to make contact. Romine makes hard contact consistently with power to all fields.
Weaknesses: Inconsistencies with his glove. While Romine has a plus arm behind the plate, the other aspects of his defensive game are not always on display.
Summary: Romine hasn't always played scout league ball, limiting how often he's been seen outside of the regular season. Though he's been tough to evaluate in the past because of an ever-changing offensive approach, he's settled in and has shown good hitting potential to go along with a strong throwing arm. The only question is if Kevin's son will go pro or follow his brother's path and head to ASU.


I hope we didn't redraft Andy Cannizaro

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 07:05 PM
I'd love for us to pop Blair/Middlebrooks in the 3rd round.

Davios
06-07-07, 07:06 PM
Good analysis. Basically we know nothing except he had large bonus demands, he's probably going to UNC, and he's a big Yankee fan. But he's probably signing with Boston though of course, its so chique to be negative


Relax.... I was reading through earlier and I thought a poster was referring to Harvey when they said Gammons mentioned something about a player being very close to the Red Sox.

jughead
06-07-07, 07:06 PM
I think Romine will come to the pro's just b/c we're the Yankees. When's our next pick?
124 then 154

rca1230
06-07-07, 07:06 PM
people seem to forget that if a catcher can throw (which it says he can) and field (hes inconsistent because he hasnt been in scout league ball long) that if you can hit just a little you are a major league regular

homer2931
06-07-07, 07:07 PM
Alright, I'll try this again.
Is Middlebrooks projected to be a 3B or a pitcher?

Jaeho
06-07-07, 07:07 PM
Is this a joke? I thought the Yankees, especially Cash, were finally aware the importance of hoarding pitching prospects.

Why not take Harvey, and if we don't need him, use him in a package for a catcher later on. This is a joke, right? You do realize we would have to sign him.

just-blaze
06-07-07, 07:09 PM
Round of the catchers.

vin777b
06-07-07, 07:09 PM
thank you for the profile/scouting report on Romine.


does anyone have a profile/scouting report on Harvey ?

Buzah!
06-07-07, 07:10 PM
Based on what do you make that determination?he's been described as advanced a couple of places, including on MLB when we picked him. Might have been limited by the hand injury, though.

jerez23
06-07-07, 07:10 PM
Did they draft Austin Romine or Andrew Romine? Big difference here guys. Andrew is 3 years older than Austin. Which is it?

just-blaze
06-07-07, 07:11 PM
Austin.

rca1230
06-07-07, 07:11 PM
austin

Jace
06-07-07, 07:11 PM
Did they draft Austin Romine or Andrew Romine? Big difference here guys. Andrew is 3 years older than Austin. Which is it?

The guy just graduated high school, I dont think he is very old

Since95
06-07-07, 07:12 PM
There's some good players left... Victor Sanchez and kyle Blair would be nice... still holding out for Matt Harvey. I think we are the only team he'll sign with.

Soriambi
06-07-07, 07:13 PM
Two Carrolls in a row picked. It's the yearly run on Carrolls.

siddiqi
06-07-07, 07:14 PM
I know not many are a fan of him, but has kyle russell been taken yet?

jerez23
06-07-07, 07:14 PM
austin

Thank God. BA has Andrew. Austin's older brother at ASU (SS). All glove no stick. That's why I threw the Cannizaro line.

just-blaze
06-07-07, 07:14 PM
Doesnt appear so?

Yanks21
06-07-07, 07:15 PM
There's some good players left... Victor Sanchez and kyle Blair would be nice... still holding out for Matt Harvey. I think we are the only team he'll sign with.

If that is true, then they can pick him tomorrow between rounds 8-10...

homer2931
06-07-07, 07:15 PM
I know not many are a fan of him, but has kyle russell been taken yet?

Not yet.

Yankees1962
06-07-07, 07:16 PM
he's been described as advanced a couple of places, including on MLB when we picked him. Might have been limited by the hand injury, though.
Let's hope the Yankees did their homework since it appears none of us know much about him except what's been posted in some scouting reports on MLB.com

Skars
06-07-07, 07:16 PM
I hope we didn't redraft Andy Cannizaro

What does Andy Cannizaro have in common with Austin Romine?


oh you confused him with Andrew?

Buzah!
06-07-07, 07:17 PM
Let's hope the Yankees did their homework since it appears none of us know much about him except what's been posted in some scouting reports on MLB.comHe's also 6'1", 195, so he probably won't get much bigger. He was not seen much, so it's possible the Yanks were onto something here. We'll see.

Kulish29
06-07-07, 07:17 PM
I bet, if he's still there, the Red Sox take McGeary.

rca1230
06-07-07, 07:19 PM
hopefully they take him because he wont sign with anybody

just-blaze
06-07-07, 07:20 PM
I wouldnt mind Jake Arietta.

Soriambi
06-07-07, 07:22 PM
Might have been answered before, but how many rounds are there today?

Yankees1962
06-07-07, 07:22 PM
He's also 6'1", 195, so he probably won't get much bigger. He was not seen much, so it's possible the Yanks were onto something here. We'll see.
That doesn't mean he can't put on another 10-15 pounds of muscle mass which will be ideal in my opinion for a catcher. I don't like big catchers, I prefer them about 200-210 pounds.

rca1230
06-07-07, 07:22 PM
5 rounds

Buzah!
06-07-07, 07:23 PM
Might have been answered before, but how many rounds are there today?they're knocking off at 8:30pm regardless of where they are in the draft.

just-blaze
06-07-07, 07:23 PM
Might have been answered before, but how many rounds are there today?

Well, whatever they can finish up before 8:30

rca1230
06-07-07, 07:23 PM
red sox select huntzinger

Soriambi
06-07-07, 07:24 PM
they're knocking off at 8:30pm regardless of where they are in the draft.

Gotcha. Thanks. And they finish the rest up tomorrow starting at 2?

BomberBrian
06-07-07, 07:24 PM
they will finish whatever round they are in when 8:30 hits, they aren't stopping in the middle of a round.

just-blaze
06-07-07, 07:25 PM
Gotcha. Thanks. And they finish the rest up tomorrow starting at 2?

Starts at 11:30

Soriambi
06-07-07, 07:26 PM
Starts at 11:30

Thanks.

JavyVazquezIsSick
06-07-07, 07:27 PM
I'm pretty sure I know more then the Yankees.

Since95
06-07-07, 07:27 PM
angels get harvey.. he won't sign.

Philip Hughes Fan
06-07-07, 07:27 PM
Angels take Harvey. Uggh.

BomberBrian
06-07-07, 07:27 PM
and the angels just popped harvey.

they will break the bank.

rca1230
06-07-07, 07:27 PM
harvey off the board

Big Game Andy
06-07-07, 07:27 PM
Angels draft Harvey!!

NY_GOLDENARMS
06-07-07, 07:27 PM
ANGELS with Harvey

Kulish29
06-07-07, 07:27 PM
Well, so much for Harvey.

Buzah!
06-07-07, 07:27 PM
Gotcha. Thanks. And they finish the rest up tomorrow starting at 2?btw, I'm doing two new shows with your avatar.

JavyVazquezIsSick
06-07-07, 07:28 PM
Why didn't we take Harvey again?

rca1230
06-07-07, 07:28 PM
Why didn't we take Harvey again?

you dont know more than the yankees

he's not gonna sign anyway

Kulish29
06-07-07, 07:29 PM
Jake Arrieta or Will Middlebrooks would be nice at 124.

Buzah!
06-07-07, 07:29 PM
Darn! Angels take Harvey.

Soriambi
06-07-07, 07:29 PM
btw, I'm doing two new shows with your avatar.

Oh? What are they? (Or can you not tell us?)

BomberBrian
06-07-07, 07:29 PM
i'd be surprised if the angels don't get Harvey signed.

Big Game Andy
06-07-07, 07:29 PM
Why didn't we take Harvey again?


Waahhhhh, Waaahhhh, stop whining.

If the Yankees thought he was worth their time and was going to sign, they would have popped him in the 2nd round.

The Yankees know more than you do about this stuff. The Yankees have had 3 straight good drafts, why can't we give them the benefit of the doubt.

Buzah!
06-07-07, 07:30 PM
Oh? What are they? (Or can you not tell us?)can't tell you, but they are both for kids.

vin777b
06-07-07, 07:30 PM
you dont know more than the yankees

he's not gonna sign anyway



and i hope he doesn't. I don't like the Tigers, Angels, or Red Sox.

Yankees1962
06-07-07, 07:30 PM
i'd be surprised if the angels don't get Harvey signed.
They have two months so they can't fool around like they did with Weaver.

Soriambi
06-07-07, 07:31 PM
can't tell you, but they are both for kids.

Ahh, cool. Which network do you work for?

homer2931
06-07-07, 07:31 PM
Jake Arrieta or Will Middlebrooks would be nice at 124.

Where does Middlebrooks project best at?

jerez23
06-07-07, 07:31 PM
Darn! Angels take Harvey.

Kind of poetic that the 2 teams that spanked Yankees out of the playoffs the last few years have come back beaten us to guys like Porcello and Harvey.:mad:

Kulish29
06-07-07, 07:32 PM
Where does Middlebrooks project best at?

I honestly could not tell you.

Yankees1962
06-07-07, 07:32 PM
Kind of poetic that the 2 teams that spanked Yankees out of the playoffs the last few years have come back beaten us to guys like Porcello and Harvey.:mad:
They beat us to the former, but not the latter because the Yankees passed on him twice.

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 07:33 PM
Blair or Middlebrooks here. Come on Yankees.

Since95
06-07-07, 07:34 PM
Cole St. Clair is still out there.. this be a nice pick at 124.

destiNY
06-07-07, 07:34 PM
Blair or Middlebrooks here. Come on Yankees.

both would be very good picks here

Steph19
06-07-07, 07:34 PM
Mets going heavy on relievers.

BxBomber44
06-07-07, 07:35 PM
here we go again

JavyVazquezIsSick
06-07-07, 07:35 PM
Waahhhhh, Waaahhhh, stop whining.

If the Yankees thought he was worth their time and was going to sign, they would have popped him in the 2nd round.

The Yankees know more than you do about this stuff. The Yankees have had 3 straight good drafts, why can't we give them the benefit of the doubt.

My bad, I keep forgetting the infallibility of the Yankees FO

Steph19
06-07-07, 07:35 PM
Ryan Pope

just-blaze
06-07-07, 07:35 PM
Savannah college of Art and Design?

yankeesmarc923
06-07-07, 07:35 PM
Yankees select Ryan Pope, RHP

jughead
06-07-07, 07:36 PM
Ryan Pope. Who?

Meh. This looks like it's going to be a mediocre draft.

Philip Hughes Fan
06-07-07, 07:36 PM
Ryan Pope?

destiNY
06-07-07, 07:36 PM
No relation to Justin

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 07:36 PM
Nope. It's Ryan Pope... Savannah Col. of Art and Design!!!!!!!!!

GoRasner
06-07-07, 07:36 PM
Ryan Pope, RHP

BxBomber44
06-07-07, 07:36 PM
savannah school of art and design.

they say he's polished... the irony

AcidLake
06-07-07, 07:36 PM
Yankees get... Ryan Pope?

According to experts, he throw 90~94mph range, once a well-known HS prospect... I think he could be good

NY_GOLDENARMS
06-07-07, 07:36 PM
Ryan Pope?

ppa79
06-07-07, 07:37 PM
Where are all these pitchers gonna pitch?

Soriambi
06-07-07, 07:37 PM
Anyone know anything about Pope?

Yankees1962
06-07-07, 07:37 PM
Ryan Pope?
This is where the money spent on scouting comes in handy.

GoRasner
06-07-07, 07:37 PM
Dang, no scouting report.

Skars
06-07-07, 07:37 PM
They just talked about him on the MLB.com show

Great story, came into his own at Savannah, throws 94. Probably should have gone earlier

ppa79
06-07-07, 07:37 PM
They just talked about him on the MLB.com show

Great story, came into his own at Savannah, throws 94. Probably should have gone earlier

Kinda like McAllister?

albo4lyfe
06-07-07, 07:38 PM
Tiny Savannah College of Art and Design produced the state's biggest riser among college prospects, as Ryan Pope came out this season throwing well, racking up a 40-3 strikeout-walk ratio in his first 25 innings. He has a prototypical pitcher's body and athleticism, which enables him to repeat his delivery. His fastball was up to 90-93 mph early in the season, though his velocity fell off as the season wore on. His command is below-average and he tends to leave his stuff up in the zone. His 12-to-6 curve is a below-average offering, but he shows feel for a solid-average changeup. One scout called the Bradenton, Fla., native the enigma of the draft because of how he jumped on the scene from so far off the radar. Teams like the Mets and Yankees, among a handful of others who saw him at his best, might be willing to take him in the third- to fifth-round range.

BxBomber44
06-07-07, 07:38 PM
silly ? - can you trade picks in the draft?

Buzah!
06-07-07, 07:38 PM
The tape they showed on MLB looked clean.

Big Game Andy
06-07-07, 07:38 PM
I don't know much about this pick, but I admire the Yankees for thinking out of the box. He's only 20 too.

Kulish29
06-07-07, 07:38 PM
They just talked about him on the MLB.com show

Great story, came into his own at Savannah, throws 94. Probably should have gone earlier

The only reason they said he's a great story is because of the school he went to. That's it.

Philip Hughes Fan
06-07-07, 07:38 PM
This is where the money spent on scouting comes in handy.

Well yeah. I know nothing about him, except that he went to the same college as three of my former roommates. I didn't even know they had an athletic department there.

Steph19
06-07-07, 07:39 PM
Doesn't look like a very exciting pick... They need to start using their money in these later rounds

Yanks21
06-07-07, 07:40 PM
They took some dude who went to art school...

FWIW, Jonathan Mayo liked the pick...

rca1230
06-07-07, 07:40 PM
The only reason they said he's a great story is because of the school he went to. That's it.

yawn

more hating

you've never even watched the kid

GoRasner
06-07-07, 07:41 PM
silly ? - can you trade picks in the draft?

Nope. The only time you lose/gain picks are due to free agent compensation. Kinda boring eh?

Kulish29
06-07-07, 07:41 PM
Cole St. Clair, Will Middlebrooks, Jake Arrieta, and Colby Crosby all still there. Can we please take one of them if they're still available Yankees? Please?!

Big Game Andy
06-07-07, 07:41 PM
My bad, I keep forgetting the infallibility of the Yankees FO

Nobody says that the Yankees FO is infalliable, but you've never seen any of these pitchers so you have no basis to talk about who the Yankees should or shouldn't draft. I see that you love to jump on Cashman at any opportunity, especially given your avatar.

Since95
06-07-07, 07:42 PM
Ryan Pope this years George Kontos?

vin777b
06-07-07, 07:42 PM
average.

the last 2 selections look to be low ceiling, IMO.

scooterfan
06-07-07, 07:42 PM
Another story about Pope:
http://new.savannahnow.com/node/300429

Snippet:
Pope has had individual workouts with the Atlanta Braves (http://savannahnow.com/content/related?topic=Atlanta+Braves), St. Louis Cardinals (http://savannahnow.com/content/related?topic=St.+Louis+Cardinals) and New York Yankees (http://savannahnow.com/content/related?topic=New+York+Yankees). He turned down other workouts that conflicted with his semester-ending school work in graphic design.
Pope said his fastball was timed at 94 mph during workouts with the Braves and Cardinals. He reached 92 for the Yankees.
"I think they liked where I was at," Pope said.

EDIT:
ARod's cousin plays with Andrew Brackman at NC State

Yanks21
06-07-07, 07:42 PM
Kinda like McAllister?

McAllister was a projectable HS righty, who was ranked as a top-100 prospect. This kid went to some art school in Florida...

vin777b
06-07-07, 07:42 PM
Ryan Pope this years George Kontos?


no. Kontos throws hard.

Yankees1962
06-07-07, 07:42 PM
Well yeah. I know nothing about him, except that he went to the same college as three of my former roommates. I didn't even know they had an athletic department there.
Also, you know a lot about bunch of players taken today that probably won't make it so knowing of a player doesn't guarantee a good prospect.

Kulish29
06-07-07, 07:43 PM
yawn

more hating

you've never even watched the kid

I was repeating what they said on the show. You dont like what I have to say, ignore it.

BxBomber44
06-07-07, 07:43 PM
Nope. The only time you lose/gain picks are due to free agent compensation. Kinda boring eh?

that's what i thought. i wouldn't mind this being modified in the years to come

Yanks21
06-07-07, 07:43 PM
Ryan Pope this years George Kontos?

Kontos pitched in the Big 10 and was one of the better pitchers in the Cape Cod League. This kid went to art school...

jughead
06-07-07, 07:45 PM
Kontos pitched in the Big 10 and was one of the better pitchers in the Cape Cod League. This kid went to art school...Wasn't exactly dominant, either

mhmajp
06-07-07, 07:46 PM
he's not gonna sign anyway

That's what everyone said about Adenhart, too.

ICEBERG18
06-07-07, 07:47 PM
Another story about Pope:
ARod's cousin plays with Andrew Brackman at NC State

On the Yes Pregame show according to Kim Jones, A-rod said he was very impressed with Brackman when he saw him pitch.

Yanks21
06-07-07, 07:47 PM
average.

the last 2 selections look to be low ceiling, IMO.

Romine was actually a very good pick...

vin777b
06-07-07, 07:48 PM
Kontos pitched in the Big 10 and was one of the better pitchers in the Cape Cod League. This kid went to art school...


additionally, we don't need to be targeting 'average' RH pitchers, this high in the draft.

Steph19
06-07-07, 07:48 PM
I wonder what these baseball organizations know about Middlebrooks that we don't. If it's nothing that money can't fix, I hope he's our next pick.

vin777b
06-07-07, 07:49 PM
Romine was actually a very good pick...


well, i would like to not be right.

jughead
06-07-07, 07:51 PM
Romine was actually a very good pick...
Why? Not doubting, just curious.

Buzah!
06-07-07, 07:52 PM
Wasn't exactly dominant, either40/3 K/BB

jughead
06-07-07, 07:53 PM
40/3 K/BB
Ah, his 2007 numbers are much better - I was looking at his 2005 season

JavyVazquezIsSick
06-07-07, 07:56 PM
Nobody says that the Yankees FO is infalliable, but you've never seen any of these pitchers so you have no basis to talk about who the Yankees should or shouldn't draft. I see that you love to jump on Cashman at any opportunity, especially given your avatar.

Whos blaming Cashman? He doesn't run the draft.

Snatch Catch
06-07-07, 07:56 PM
Get Me Robles!

Skars
06-07-07, 07:56 PM
Why? Not doubting, just curious.

because (most) people here will take the high school over the college player every time because apparently every college player has a low ceiling (even if they top out at 93-94 like pope) and every high school player has a high ceiling and potential to be a regular in the majors

rca1230
06-07-07, 07:58 PM
Kyle Russel finally comes off the board

Yanks21
06-07-07, 08:00 PM
Why? Not doubting, just curious.

Athletic catching prospects with accurate plus-plus arms who pop up and throw in well under 2 seconds are hard to come by. The kid was closing for his team and not catching due to a thumb injury. He has a projectable bat too. If he catches for a full season, then he's gone long before 94...

Since95
06-07-07, 08:01 PM
We need to take a chance in this round on a player with signability issues.

rca1230
06-07-07, 08:01 PM
Athletic catching prospects with accurate plus-plus arms who pop up and throw in well under 2 seconds are hard to come by. The kid was closing for his team and not catching due to a thumb injury. He has a projectable bat too. If he catches for a full season, then he's gone long before 94...

WHAT? WE'VE NEVER HEARD OF HIM!!!!!!

HE MUST NOT BE GOOD

some peoples on nyyfans told me so!!!!!!!!!!111111111111111111

Kulish29
06-07-07, 08:02 PM
We need to take a chance in this round on a player with signability issues.

Casey Crosby would be nice.