The 2014 MLB Draft is only a couple days away, which means we are wrapping up our month of coverage on who the Yankees could possibly take with their first pick of the draft in the second round. Whether because of an awesome name or college bias, it's fun to have something to root for on Draft Day when the truth is that most of us know very, very little about the players that are incoming Yankees.
Here are some resources to help you find the player you think the Yankees should take with their first pick:
Minor League Ball's Community Draft
Minor League Ball's Top 350 list
Jesse's post on prospects that could fall to the Yankees
Caitlin's post on prospects that could fall to the Yankees in the third round
Obviously this is a trickier task because signing free agents in the offseason took a number of the picks that the team was originally going to have. It's a big departure from last year's draft when the Yankees had three picks before the second round.
Here are my picks for the best names (toward the middle/end of prospect lists) in the draft, because that's what I fall back on when I know very little about the players:
J.B. Bukauskas - RHP, Stone Bridge High School
Justus Sheffield - LHP, Tullahoma High School
Taylor Sparks - 3B, UC Irvine
Spencer Turnbull - RHP, University of Alabama
Dylan Cease - RHP, Milton High School
Sam Coonrod - RHP - Southern Illinois University
Joey Pankake - 3B, University of South Carolina
Ryder Ryan - C, North Mecklenburg High School
Cre Finfrock - RHP, Martin County High School
Justin Twine - SS, Falls City High School
Alex Pantojas - SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy
Cy Sneed - RHP, Dallas Baptist University
So, there you have it. Who would you like to see the Yankees take in the draft, based on whatever criteria you choose. Obviously the team's best bet is to take whichever player is the best among the remaining crop, but it never hurts to dream about adding some 80 grade names to the farm.