Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Every Significant Brian Cashman Draft Pick Signing


The state of the farm system begins and ends in the draft so the fact that the New York Yankees finally have a farm system to speak of may be the workings of Brian Cashman. Sure, trades for Gleyber Torres, Clint Frazier, Justus Sheffield, Dillon Tate, Albert Abreu and others never hurt but quietly and surprisingly to some the Yankees have done well in the draft of late as well. The system is stocked with talent from top to bottom and is deep as it has ever been so do we finally praise Cashman for this? Or do we, the fan base, still think Cashman couldn’t draft his way out of a wet paper bag and hit water if he fell out of a boat? Here are his significant draft picks since he took over as the Yankees GM, in my opinion so if I missed one leave it below in the comments section, for better or worse.

1st round (24th overall): OF Andy Brown - Richmond (IN) High School
1st round (43rd overall): P Mark Prior - University High School (San Diego) Did Not Sign

1st round (27th overall): P David Walling - University of Arkansas

1st round (28th overall): C David Parrish - University of Michigan
1st round (34th overall): SS Bronson Sardinha - Kamehameha High School
1st round (42nd overall): P Jon Skaggs - Rice University

1st round (23rd overall): OF John-Ford Griffin - Florida State University


1st round (27th overall): 3B Eric Duncan - Seton Hall Prep High School

1st round (23rd overall): P Philip Hughes - Foothill High School (Santa Ana, CA)
1st round (37th overall): C Jonathan Poterson - Chandler (AZ) High School
1st round (41st overall): P Jeff Marquez - Sacramento City College

1st round (17th overall): SS C.J. Henry - Putnam City High School

1st round (21st overall): P Ian Kennedy - University of Southern California
1st round (41st overall): P Joba Chamberlain - University of Nebraska
20th round: OF Kevin Russo - Baylor University

1st round (30th overall): P Andrew Brackman - University of North Carolina
27th round: IF Brandon Laird - Cypress College

1st round: (28th overall): P Gerrit Cole - Orange Lutheran High School Did Not Sign
1st round: (44th overall): P Jeremy Bleich - Stanford University
10th round: P D.J. Mitchell - Clemson University

1st round (29th overall): OF Slade Heathcott - Texas High School

1st round (32nd overall): SS Cito Culver - West Irondequoit High School
1st round (51st overall): 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. - Orangewood Christian High School

1st round (30th overall): P Ty Hensley - Edmond Santa Fe High School
4th round: P Corey Black - Faulkner University

1st round (26th overall): 3B Eric Jagielo - University of Notre Dame
1st round (32nd overall): OF Aaron Judge - Fresno State University
1st round (33rd overall): P Ian Clarkin - James Madison High School (San Diego)


1st round (16th overall): P James Kaprielian - UCLA
1st round (30th overall): SS Kyle Holder - University of San Diego

1st round (18th overall): OF Blake Rutherford - Chaminade College Preparatory School

All draft picks and information credited to Baseball Reference as a source. I went ahead and also bolded some of the picks I found to be successful at the Major League level. Enjoy and check back later for more on what may go down in infamy as Brian Cashman Day here on the blog.


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