Name: Shane Brown
School level: SR
The Yankees drafted Shane Brown out of the University of Central Florida with their 23rd pick in the draft. Brown was drafted as a catcher, but from what it sounds like he can play any position on the field so if nothing else the Yankees have themselves a good organizational player here.
This is actually the second time the Yankees have drafted Brown. They took him in the 47th round of the draft last season. I’m not sure why the Yankees failed to sign him last season, but they much have liked what he did in his senior year at college for him to jump from the 47th round to the 23rd round. He did hit .428 with a 1.233 OPS this season.
Here is what Baseball America had to say about him:
Versatile UCF senior Brown also should go out in the 15th-20th round as a future utility player. He caught in high school, is serviceable at second base and the outfield, and handles the bat.
Here is what MLB.com said about him:
Brown had a tremendous senior season for the Golden Knights, hitting .428 with 10 homers and 43 RBIs en route to first-team all-conference honors.
The unconfirmed rumor is that Brown has already been signed by the Yankees. Expect him to start in Staten Island.