Teams almost never draft for needs at the major league level, but they will focus their draft efforts to address weaknesses in their minor league system.
Outside the first five rounds, the Yankees drafted three pitchers in 2017 who have made their MLB debuts within the last two seasons.
Yankees Draft Coverage
With a farm system filled with position players, the Yankees went all-in on right-handed starting pitching in 2017.
Three recent mock drafts have the Yankees moving away from the "up the middle, high contact rate" profile that has served them well over the last several years.
The college baseball season is kicking off, and here are a few players to follow who fit the recent draft trends of the Yankees.
Keep track of the Yankees’ entire 2021 draft class here.
Let’s look back at how the newest Yankees performed in a playoff setting.
The Yankees’ 2021 draft picks will hit the field soon, so how do they fit into a system that has found a lot of success on the field so far this season?
The organization added 20 new Yankees, how well do you think they did in replenishing the farm?
How would you rate the Yankees’ selections in latter half of the MLB Draft?
It looks like the Yankees will put pen to paper with their top pick very quickly.
What do you think of the Yankees’ draft picks from late on Day 2?
With their 10th selection and their last pick of day two, the Yankees went back to the infield dirt.
The Yankees take another pitcher for the fourth-straight pick
The Yankees continued to focus on college pitching with their midround picks.
The Yankees return to pitching for their sixth-round pick.
What do you think of the Yankees’ draft picks from rounds two through five?
The Oklahoma first baseman was the Big-12 batting champion in 2021.
The Yankees went back to the infield dirt with their fourth rounder.
With their third selection, the Yankees went with a lefty hurler out of high school.
The Yankees returned to the pitching market for their second-rounder.
Let us know how you feel about the selection of the newest baby bomber!
Who did the Yankees land in the SB Nation 2021 MLB mock draft?
The MLB Draft kicks off the All-Star break for the first time, and the Yankees have the 20th overall pick.
What type of players have typically been available in the spots the Yankees will be selecting this year?
Four recent mock drafts have the Yankees taking pitching in the first round of this years draft
Anthony Volpe looks, so far, like the prize of this class, but some high-contact hitters and strikeout artists on the mound are worthy of attention, too.
Austin Wells and Trevor Hauver have impressed in Low-A Tampa, while Beck Way has shown flashes.
Let’s take a closer look at the organization’s minor league system ahead of the 2021 MLB Draft.
In 2017, the Yankees selected Clarke Schimdt, who was fresh off Tommy John surgery, with the 16th overall pick: they could go a similar route this year.