The Yankees took outfielder Kendall Coleman 344th overall in the 11th round out of Rockwall High School in Texas. Baseball America listed him as one of their sleeper picks, commenting that his below average speed and arm strength will limit him to a corner outfield spot, so he will have to hit. His swing is on the long side and looks uphill at times, but he makes loud contact with the ball. The 6' 4, 200 pound high schooler attended the Perfect Game WWBA in Jupiter, FL and 17U WWBA in East Cobb in 2011 and 2012 and was named to the 2012 All-Tournament Team both times. The left-handed hitter is committed to Iowa University.
In the 12th round the Yankees took RHP Philip Walby, a junior out of San Diego State at 374th overall. At 6' 3 and 215 pounds, Walby is a strong and durable power pitcher who placed 282nd on Baseball America's top 500 list. He has a deceptive delivery and arm slot to make his 89-93 mph fastball seem even faster. He also has an offspeed pitch that is somewhere between a curveball and a slide with an infrequent changeup. He will need to develop his secondary pitches if he wants to make it in pro ball.
In the 13th round the Yankees took RHP Cale Coshow, a junior out of Oklahoma Christian University at 404th overall. He transfered from the University of Oklahoma in order to get more playing time and became the staff ace. He has a plus fastball that reaches up to 95 mph, and a potentially average or better curveball and changeup. He lacks command and, at 6' 5 and 260 pounds, he has weight problems. He was a top recruit out of high school and, as Baseball America's #431 prospect, he still has lots of upside.
The Yankees drafted LHP Caleb Smith 434th overall in the 14th round, a junior from Sam Houston State. Smith started the year as the staff ace, but struggled and was moved to the back of the rotation before he rebounded. He throws a fastball in the low-90s and mixes it well with a solid changeup, but lacks command and a feel for his slider, leading him to overuse his change. The 6' 3 200 pound lefty has a stiff delivery and might be better suited for the bullpen. He ranked at 263 on BA's top 500 prospect list.
The Yankees took Jordan Barnes at 464th overall in the 15th round. He is an outfielder from Northwest Mississippi Community College and at 5' 10, 185 pounds, the right-handed hitter is on the small size. Barnes worked out for the Yankees and Marlins and played in the postseason with his team. In 2012 he was on the Rawlings All-American and All-Regions Team for the Southeast Region.
The Yankees selected RHP Ryan Butler in the 16th round as the 494th overall pick in the draft. The 6' 5, 230 pound righty originally attended Marshall before he transferred to Central Piedmont Community College. His father was drafted by the California Angels in the 1991 MLB draft and played five seasons in the organization. Butler was on the 2010 Rawlings All-American and All-Region Atlantic Region Team.
The Yankees drafted RHP Hever Bueno out of Westwood High School in Arizona in the 17th round to make him the 524th overall pick. He was elected to the Mesa All-City baseball team as the Pitcher of the Year for 2013, which is decided on by the schools' coaches. He was on the 2013 Rawlings All-American and All-Region West Region Team and was an honorable mention for the 2012 Perfect Game Underclass All-American and All-Region Team.
Dustin Fowler, a left-handed hitting outfielder from West Laurens High School in Georgia, was taken by the Yankees in the 18th round as the 554th pick of the draft. The 6', 185 pounder was once a wrestler and football player before focusing on baseball and from there he honed his talents and improved his game, winning him the Telegraph's All-Middle Georgia GHSA Baseball Player of the Year award. He has quick hands and an effortless swing with some power to go along with his speed. Amazingly, he struck out only 27 times in 254 at-bats through three seasons and only three times in 82 at-bats in his senior year.
The Yankees took RHP Andrew Beresford as a fifth year senior from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the 19th round to make him the 584th overall pick. The 6' 6, 200 pound righty had season ending surgery in 2010, but has since recovered and was touching 95 mph back in March. He had a tough year in 2013 with a 4.00 ERA and 11 H/9 in 27 innings, but he did have a K/9 of 7.67 with four saves and didn't give up a home run all season in his first full year out of the bullpen.
The Yankees selected 3B Drew Bridges out of Carthage High School in Missouri in the 20th round and 614 overall. He is a left-handed hitting third baseman/first baseman who has very good hitting and power tools. He has a good feel for hitting and consistently makes contact and his bat speed and pure strength should allow him to have above-average power. The 6' 4, 230 pounder has below-average range to both sides and will need some work in pro ball, so his bat is what is going to carry him. He is ranked #449 on Baseball America's list of top 500 prospects.
In the 21st round the Yankees made LHP Ethan Carnes the 644th overall pick. The 6' 4, 205 pound junior was selected out of the University of Oklahoma and previously played for Texarkana College and Howard College, where he helped the latter to a conference championship in 2012. In his one year at Oklahoma he had a 4.46 ERA, 10.22 H/9 with a 6.82 K/9 and a sparkling 1.57 BB/9 in 34.1 innings in 2013. As a high schooler he ranked in Perfect Game's top 1000 prospects in 2010.
The Yankees selected 2B Derek Toadvine with their 22nd round pick to make him 674th overall. The 5' 10, 175 pound junior out of Kent State hit .284/.369/.329 in 2013 with 23 stolen bases, the most on his team. His 58 runs score and 23 SB were good for second place in the Mid-American Conference. In 2011 he was on the All-NCAA Championship Austin Regional Team and in 2010 he was on the Rawlings All-American and All-Region Central Region Team.
The Yankees selected RHP Alex Polanco out of Western Oklahoma State in the 23rd round as the 704th overall pick. The 6' 4, 230 pound righty is a local kid, coming out of Pennsauken, NJ where he led South Jersey in home runs before turning to pitching. Polanco only pitched in 11.1, making three starts and two relief appearances where he had a 1.59 ERA, striking out 18 batters while walking a total of 10.
The Yankees drafted RHP Sam Agnew-Wieland in the 24th round to make him the 734th overall pick in the draft. He was taken as a junior out of Appalachian State in North Carolina, but also attended Middle George College in 2012 and Georgia State in 2011. The 6' 1, 210 pound righty was Appalachian States' No. 2 starter, compiling a 5.15 ERA, 7.46 K/9 and a 4.52 BB/9 in 85.2 innings, but the statistics are misleading. In his junior year he was throwing 85-87 mph, but after a move to the bullpen he jumped up to 92-93 and touched 95 mph before moving back into the rotation and seeing improvements in his fastball and slider.
The Yankees took LHP Jordan Floyd out of Shawnee Heights in Kansas in the 25th round, 764 overall. He is an imposing figure on the mound at 6' 4 and 245 pounds as an honorable mention all-league offensive lineman. His fastball has seen an uptick in velocity into the upper-80s and will continue to add velocity as he refines his skills. His secondary pitches, a curveball and changeup, both show promise. He is committed to Kansas State.
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