Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Draft Day

The next three days are going to be a perfect storm for New York baseball. The Yankees have a big three game set coming up with Boston, the Mets are playing the Phillies, and the draft will be going on the next few days. Theirs a ton of names swirling around the Yankees and this whole draft seems like its going to be very unpredictable. David Renfroe, Slade Heathcott, and Tommy Joseph have all been linked to the Yankees. Theirs also the chance they blow the budget on a big pitcher like Purke.

Personally, I'm going to have to go with the same hopes as Nomaas. Joseph in the first round and Renfroe in the second. I know you go best player available but I'm concerned about what comes after Posada's done which won't be long now. Montero is crushing the ball right now but who knows if he can stay behind the plate. Besides, this year's pick in unprotected and I don't want to see them lose it on a guy like Purke. I wouldn't object to Heathcott or a similar outfielder though. David Renfroe would be a steal in the second round. This organization lacks a true SS prospect. Carmen Angelini has been a bust of the worst kind and Ramiro Pena can't hit for his life. I'll probably be over at RAB and Nomaas for most of the draft so feel free to join me there.

EDIT 7:46 PM: I've had a sudden change of heart. Scheppers is my guy.