In my last post, I looked back at some of the significant players taken in recent Yankee drafts. I am going to look at some potential first-rounders here, but first let’s see some recent first-round picks, and how they fared.
2004: Phil Hughes (#23). A polished high school pitcher who became everything they could have hoped for in a high school pitching prospect.
2005: CJ Henry (#17). Was a 5-tool high school athlete with a basketball scholarship, but unlike fellow draftee Austin Jackson, was unable to turn those tools into skills.
2006: Ian Kennedy (#21). A possible top 10 pick before a subpar junior season dropped him down the board, Kennedy was a fairly safe pick, a college righty with success at a big program (USC) and no injury concerns.
2007: Andrew Brackman (#30). A top-5 talent and a 6’10” forward at NC State who slid down the board due to an elbow injury and Scott Boras. … Click here to read the rest