After three days, 40 rounds, and over 1,000 selections, the MLB Draft came to an end on Wednesday.
The Yankees opened their draft Monday night by selecting high school catcher Anthony Seigler out of Georgia. A little while later in the night, they added Josh Breaux. All in all, they drafted 24 pitchers, six catchers, six infielders, and four outfielders.
Now that it’s over, it’s time to find out how you think the Yankees did in the 2018 MLB Draft?
Judging any draft, especially baseball’s, is a difficult thing to do in the immediate aftermath. Most of these players won’t play a major league game for years, if they even make it to that level at all. Not to mention, a lot of these players are complete unknown to the average fan. Plus, even those that do follow the draft prospects ahead of time will know that a lot can change about their stock in seasons in the minor leagues.
So when asking about how they did, we inevitably have to talk about more than just the players the Yankees took. You have to take into account the strategy the Yankees used. That includes the players they took where for monetary purposes. That has to include the positional breakdown, and the number of college vs. high school players chosen.
The Yankees’ first round choice, Seigler, came into the draft as a fairly highly ranked player, but seemingly not as high as the #23 overall slot in which he was chosen. Some of that might be due to the Yankees liking him more than other teams/scouts, it might also help them save so money. Especially considering that he seems pretty ready to sign.
“There’s no doubt in my mind I’m definitely going to sign with the #Yankees. This is a no-brainer for me.” - first round pick Anthony Seigler— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) June 5, 2018
If he does end up signing under slot, that could help them in signing players like third round pick Ryder Green. The outfielder was seemingly also a top-100 talent, that may have slid to them a bit because of possible sign-ability concerns. Considering that a lot of their other first 10 picks may not end up taking up that much of their slot money, it could help them potentially lure some of their high school picks.
With all that in mind, what do you think of the 2018 Yankees’ draft? Vote in our poll below and sound off in the comments.
What do you think of the Yankees’ draft?
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