All but three draft picks so far are high schoolers. It's definitely a theme.
88. Sam Stafford, LHP from the U. of Texas
Strikeout southpaws are always valuable, but it helps when they throw strikes. Stafford threw 94 innings total in college, and in that time he K'ed 111 and allowed 59 hits, but he also walked 59. He was previously drafted in the 40th round by the Red Sox in 2008. For more, visit TYA.
118. Jordan Cote, RHP from Winnisquam HS in New Hampshire
Despite growing up in New England, Cote says he's a Yankee fan. The guy, just 18, is huge: 6'6", 215 lbs., and he was named New Hampshire's Player of the Year last week.
Cote is an extremely tall right-hander with present arm strength, and he's a virtual blank slate as a pitcher, having received limited instruction. His physical tools are a pitching coach's dream.
- Keith Law
149. Matthew Duran, 3B from New Rochelle HS in New York
He reportedly has power to all fields but there are questions about his defense.
179. Greg Bird, C from Landview HS in Colorado
Gatorade named him Colorado's Player of the Year.
209. Jake Cave, CF from Kecoughtan HS in Virginia
A two-way player who can hit, run and throw, and can reach the mid-90s with his fastball. Frankie Piliere says it's best to keep him in the outffield.
239. Austin Jones, 1B from Edmonds Woodway HS in Washington
269. Phil Wetherell, RHP from Western Kentucky U.
299. Zach Arneson, RHP from Lewis-Clark State U. (CA)
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