2014 MLB Draft begins tonight

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The road to the show has to begin somewhere and for many hopefuls, the road begins here. Tonight will be the first night of the 2014 MLB Draft, and it will be interesting to see who the Yankees will pick to wear the coveted pinstripes.

I’ll update this post periodically throughout the night with who the Yankees picked in the first few rounds of the draft. It’s worth mentioning they had lost three picks in the offseason when they signed Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran due to draft pick compensations attached to their name, giving their picks to the Red Sox, Braves and Cardinals respectively. If you want to view the draft, you can watch it on MLB Network or there’s a live stream on MLB.com. In the meantime, stay tuned and sit back. It’s going to be a long exciting night.

UPDATE

With the 55th overall pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft, the New York Yankees have selected LHP Jacob Lindgren from Mississippi State. According to AtBat, here is Lindgren’s Scouting Report.

His best pitch is a wipeout slider that arrives at 82-84 MPH with a late bite. His fastball has jumped from 87-91 MPH as a starter to 91-95 MPH as a reliever. Because Lindgren has a sinking changeup and throws strikes, a pro team could be tempted to develop him as a starter. But his stuff plays up as a reliever, and he could reach the Majors very quickly in that role. He has closer upside.

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3 Responses to 2014 MLB Draft begins tonight

  1. tom says:

    Angels took Mike Trout at 25th pick, the compensatory pick for losing Mark Teixeria, in 2009 Draft.

    Now in 2014 draft, Yankees could have a chance to land either RSP Nick Howard or SS Cole Tucker at 18th. I rooted for Brandon Finnegan who went to Royals one spot earlier. If I remember correctly, without signing any FA, Yankees would have 29th, 30th and 31st. In that case, Yankees had no chance at Luke Weaver and could have an opportunity to land a stud RSP Michael Kopech. I would have no problem with RSP Luke Oritz and LSP Justus Sheffield.

    Granted, we won't know who would Yankees actually pick but it is only fun to play a guesswork.

    For 55th, Mike Papi should be the one as Yankees try to lift the David Oritz curse. lol. In all seriousness, I hope Yankees are able to land a couple of potential fast track prospects with 55th and 91st picks. I don't care who.

  2. tom says:

    ah… Papi was taken by Cubs. Sleepyhead, ain't I? lol.

  3. Just so people are aware, the Yankees draft class will be very weak this year because they signed so many free agents. However, they had a very strong draft last year and the rumors are that they are planning to spend big on the international free agent market this summer. So the most exciting talent is probably coming from the Dominican Republic and other places rather than the draft this season.

    At least the money spent on Ellsbury and McCann was money well spent. Amirite? lol.