Yankees Draft Summary: First 30 Rounds

Day 2 of the draft is over. Today was rounds 2-30. So far The Yankees signed 12 high schoolers, 18 college students, 13 position players, 15 right handed pitchers, and 2 left handed pitchers.

Here is the round by round breakdown:

1. Cito Culver, ss, West Irondiquot HS, Rochester , NY
2. Angelo Gumbs, SS-CF, Torrance HS, California
3. Rob Segedin, 3B, Tulane –  DES
4. Mason Williams, CF, West Orange HS, Florida
5. Thomas Kahnle, RHP, Lynn University – Jr
6. Gabe Encinas, RHP, St Paul HS, California
7. Taylor Anderson, OF, Woodlawn HS, Louisiana
8. Kyle Roller, 1B, East Carolina , Sr
9. Taylor Morton, RHP, Bartlett HS, Tennessee
10. Ben Gamel , OF Bishop Kenny HS, Florida
11. Zachary Varce, RHP, University of Portland – Jr
12. Daniel Burawa, RHP, St John’s – Jr
13. Tyler Austin, OF Heritage HS, Georgia
14. Travis Dean, RHP, Newton South HS, Massachusetts
15. Chase Whitley, RHP, Troy University – Jr
16. Evan Rutckyj, LHP, St Joseph ’s HS, Ontario, Canada
17. Preston Claiborne, RHP, Tulane University – Sr
18. Kevin Jacob, RHP, Georgia Tech – Jr
19. Kevin Jordan, OF, Northside-Columbus HS, Georgia
20. Mike Ferraro, OF, University of San Diego – Red Shirt Jr
21. Dustin Hobbs, RHP, Yavapai College
22. Trevor Johnson, LHP, College of the Desert, California – Fr
23. Shane Brown, OF, University of Central Florida – Sr
24. Conor Mullee, RHP, St Peter’s College, NJ, – Sr
25. Casey Stevenson, 2B, University of California – Irvine – Sr
26. Richard James Hively, RHP, Santa Ana College – Fr
27. Martin Viramontes, RHP, Loyola Marymount University – Red Shirt So
28. Josh Dezse, RHP, Olantangy Liberty HS, Ohio
29. Stewart Ijames, OF, University of Louisville – Red Shirt So
30. Zackary Nuding, RHP, Weatherford College, Tx – So

I actually interviewed Gamel and Hobbs yesterday as part of my work for Pinstripes Plus.

Gamel was extremely polite and sounded eager to sign and get started. His brother Mat Gamel plays for the Brewers. He was in the majors all of last season, but hurt himself this spring and hasn’t made his way back to the majors yet. I’ve heard comparisons with his brother and Yankees prospect Corban Joseph as well.

Hobbs was very excited to get drafted and being from Las Vegas, he was born in Austin, TX though, he was very talkative. We discussed a no-hitter he threw in high school.

I’m going to try to do at least brief profiles on everyone in the draft over the next week. So stay tuned.

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2 Responses to Yankees Draft Summary: First 30 Rounds

  1. Mike S. says:

    Good thing Mason Williams isn't a pitcher. If he was, I could hear Sterling now…saying that Williams threw "Classical Gas."

  2. Eric Communiello says:

    I really don't know anything more than what I've read about our picks from other sources, but I'm really pleased with our top four picks. Culver seems like a solid choice, followed by high ceiling outfielders in Gumbs and Williams, and a solid 3b in Segedin. We really don't have much depth at third, at least that's what comes to mind right now, so Segedin should help address that need if he does sign.

    All in all, the Yankees lacked high potential position players and they filled those needs. Let's just hope they all sign.

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