The Yankees came away from round 31 through 40 with some interesting and, surprisingly, well regarded prospects. Here is a summary of their picks and some notes I was able to put together:
|UC Riverside, CA
At 5-foot-eleven and 185 pounds, Bolasky can be described as a scrappy slap-hitting outfielder. According to Scout.com, he has very little power, but is able to put the ball in play and can beat out the ball to first with his speed. He sounds like a leadoff hitter and though he doesn't walk much, he is very difficult to strike out.
The six-foot-four, 200-pounder has a strong body and ranks Baseball america's top 500 list at No. 288 and was the No. 12 prospect in the state of North Carolina. Ramsey was expected to be talented enough to go in the first few rounds, however, he battled through a blister problem and a triceps injury, leading to an underwhelming spring. BA says "he was 92-95 mph, touching 96, at his best before falling to 89-92, which is where he usually pitched. His changeup is his best secondary offering and has at least average potential. While his slider flashes average, it often plays below, lacking bite. He throws strikes but has some effort in a delivery that doesn't work as easily as scouts would hope, given his body and athleticism."
|Arizona State University
|Selected in the 31st round of the 2011 draft by the Dodgers, the six-foot-four, 225-pounder two-way right-hander opted to go to college instead and ended up at around the same pick three years later. He comes from a family of athletes as both his father and grandfather played baseball for ASU. His father was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1984 and he played in the minor leagues until 1995.
|University of Pittsburgh
Baseball America ranked the six-foot-one, 175-pounder Wotherspoon as the No. 28 pitcher among college seniors in this year's draft class. The Baseball Draft Report comments that he doesn't get as much attention as he deserves, saying that "he can get it up to 93/94/95, flashes a plus breaking ball, and has incorporated a changeup with promise to his repertoire all while putting up strong numbers (8.38 K/9 in 91.1 IP last season) as the workhorse of the Pittsburgh pitching staff. Nothing about that is flashy, I suppose, but it does sound like a guy who could make a strong mark as an above-average big league reliever, at worst."
|Valhalla HS, CA
|The six-foot-one, 190-pound backstop is a right-handed hitter and was named to the All-California Region team in 2014. This year the Cal State Fullerton committee hit .362 with a .463 OBP and threw out nearly half of would-be base stealers.
|Brentwood HS, TN
The six-foot, 175-pound right-hander was named to the All-Southeast Region team in 2014. He was scouted by Perfect Game back in August of 2013, where he was clocked with a fastball in the 83-88 range with a slider and changeup mixed in. The scout had good things to say, noting that the Furman University commit "has good mechanics on the mound with a well paced delivery, throws downhill and stays tall on the backside. He throws from a low 3/4 arm slot with a short quick arm action and his arm works well. He mixes in both a changeup and slider for strikes. His fastball has very good arm side run and breaks lots of bats with it, changeup is a straight change, and his slider has great sink when he throws it down in the zone."
|College of William and Mary, VA
The six-foot, 200-pound second baseman was drafted by the Pirates in the 20th round last year, but didn't sign. Last year, Pirates Prospects took a look at him, noting that "he doesn't take many walks or strike out a lot, so when he isn't getting hit, he is putting the ball in play. Lindemuth also has a little bit of pop in his bat and showed strong stolen base skills as a sophomore, though that seemed to disappear in 2013." According to The Baseball Cube, Lindemuth hit .297/.445/.524 in his senior year, where they rate him as a 96-contact hitter on a 0-100 scale.
|Andre Del Bosque
|University of Houston - Victoria
|The six-foot, 225-pound right-hander was a fifth-year senior at University of Houston - Victoria after transferring from Temple College. He is a Tommy John surgery survivor and has dealt with other arm injuries, leading to him spending time in the bullpen at one point. He attended pre-draft workouts for the Reds and Astros.
|Carl Albert HS, OK
|At six-foot-three, 210 pounds, the right-handed hitting first baseman only has time to get bigger and stronger. He hit .463 with eight home runs and 40 RBI, but had been out with a thumb injury to his glove hand. He is committed to the University of Oklahoma.
|A.C. Flora HS, SC
Coming in at 6-foot-three and 190 pounds, Stokes is a right-handed batter and is committed to the University of South Carolina. Baseball America has him ranked at No. 347 overall and 13th in the state of South Carolina. They note that he has a "long, athletic build, broad shoulders and room to get stronger. He has smooth, athletic actions and soft hands at shortstop, offering an above-average arm. He is a below-average runner who will likely move to third base professionally, and some scouts target second as his long-term destination. Stokes has fringy bat speed and a line-drive stroke. His below-average power projects mostly to the gaps, but could push to average down the road as he gets stronger. He sustained a hamate injury last year and could continue to add power as he gets further away from the injury." It is expected that he will attend South Carolina.
What do we all think? Anyone stand out to you?