Welcome to the first day of the 2014 MLB Draft. If you've been following along with us at home, you'll know that the Yankees don't have a draft pick in the first round because of their signings of Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, and Carlos Beltran. They will still draft today, though, as their first pick will come 55th overall in the second round. While this might be less exciting, there is still plenty of talent the Yankees could pick up tonight.
If you're someone who likes to read up on who is on the board, take a look at these helpful resources:
- Baseball America top 500 draft prospects
- MLB.com top 200 draft prospects
- Minor League Ball's top 350 draft prospects
- Top prospects by region: California, Carolinas, Deep South, Florida, Georgia, Islands, Mid-Atlantic, The Midwest, North, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Pacfic Northwest, Southwest and Rockies, Texas and Oklahoma
Pinstripe Alley Resources
- I looked at the history of the 55th overall pick to give you a sense of what kind of talent the Yankees could find.
- Chris Mitchell looked to see whether the Yankees prefer drafting high school or college players.
- Caitlin looked back at the 2013 draft to see how likely it could be that a top-50 pick falls to the Yankees.
- I pulled out some names from Minor League Ball's top 350 list that could correspond to the 55th overall pick.
- I created an interactive map of where each Yankees draft pick was taken from over the last five years to see what regions the organization prefers to draft from.
- Minor League Ball did a community mock draft for the first four rounds.
- We ran a series taking a look at the Yankees' current depth to show you what they might need the most in 2014: Starting pitching, relievers, corner infielders, middle infielders, and outfielders
If you're new to PSA, we'd like to welcome you to the party and hope that you stay with us going forward. Please, feel free to click around, say hi, and talk baseball with everyone.