Saturday, October 6, 2012
Yankees Will Draft 29th In 2013 MLB Draft
The Yankees found out their draft position in next year's first year player's draft and it will be a familiar place over the last 15+ years. The Yankees will draft 29th overall in the 2013 draft because of having the third best record in the majors in 2012 behind the Nationals and Reds. A compensation pick that goes to the Pirates for failing to sign their first rounder in 2012 Mark Appell pushes everyone back so there will be 31 picks in the first round. In 2012 the slot recommendation was $1.625 million so it should rise a little bit for 2013.
The Yankees could add three more compensation picks if they offer qualifying offers in the $13-14 million range to impending free agents Hiroki Kuroda, Nick Swisher, and Rafael Soriano if he opts out. I do expect one or two of them to re sign with the Yankees but that is for another post I guess.