Category Archives: 2012 MLB Draft

BBDP: Yankees Top Five Catching Prospects

luis torrens

The catching landscape has certainly changed in the Yankees' minor leagues. They don't have quite the same depth, but there's still a lot of promise at the top. The depth for the major league team is really good. They have Cervelli as the back up, and JR Murphy and Romine behind him. All are serviceable ...

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BBDP: Top 5 Yankees first base prospects


1. Greg Bird – 6-foot-3, 215-pounds, LHB, 1B, 21 – He’s already hitting well in Double-A at the age of just 21, and he’s hitting for power too. He’s one of the best first base prospects in the minors right now. He’s OPSing at .848 this year despite missing significant time. His numbers are right ...

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Unsigned draftees: What happens to them?

Jonathan Gray

Tonight I was bored so I did a quick "where are they now?" of the unsigned 2010-2012 draft picks. By and large, the guys who went unsigned are either still out of baseball or have since been drafted by another team and haven't done anything impressive so far. There are six exceptions to that. Let me ...

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Prospect Park: Peter O’Brien

Peter O'Brien

The Basics: Name: Peter O'Brien Position: C, 3B Handedness: Bats and throws right handed Age: 22 Draft: 2nd round in the 2012 MLB draft. Size: 6-foot-3, 215-pounds Best Tool: Power BBDP Rank: 15 Video Drafted out of the University of Miami in the second round, expectations were high for Peter O'Brien going into the 2012 season. O'Brien didn't quite live up to expectations his first ...

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Prospect Profile: Dietrich Enns


The Basics: Name: Dietrich Enns Position: SP Handedness: Lefty Age: 22 Draft: 2012, 19th round out of Central Michigan University Size: 6-foot-1, 195-pounds Best Tool: Sinker BBDP Rank: unranked Twitter: @DietrichEnns If I told you the Yankees had a left handed pitcher in their system who just this year struck out 112 batters in 82.2 innings, and had a 2.94 ERA, would you believe me? ...

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Six years of Yankees drafts

Damon Oppenheimer

Below is a list of all of the players the Yankees have signed over the past six years (with the exception of 2013 because it means nothing so far). In parenthesis is the round they were drafted in and the highest level they played at this season. A few things strike me about this list. First ...

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Yankees 2012 draft picks signing tracker

Update: All draft picks have to be signed by today, July 13, at 5:00 p.m. EST except for college seniors. Update: The Yankees have officially locked up 2nd round pick Peter O'Brien to a below slot deal which saved them some money for their 18th round pick, Brady Lail, who signed for $225K. Ty Hensley and Robert Refsnyder are ...

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Yankees 2012 40th round draft pick: Sherman Lacrus

With the second to last pick of the draft, the Yankees 39th round pick, they selected Sherman Lacrus, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound outfielder out of Western Oklahoma State Junior College. Sherman, 18, is coming off a very good year at JUCO. In 39 games he hit .373/.476/.695/1.171 with nine homers. He's not just an outfield as he ...

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