Sunday, June 9, 2013

Yankees Draft Trio Of Former Yanks Family

The Yankees, in my personal prospect hugging opinion, did quite well for themselves in this years MLB First Year Players Draft drafting legit first round talent and likely stealing a few key guys in the later rounds. The Yankees used those later rounds to draft a trio of former Yankees players family members.

In the third round the Yankees drafted Michael O'Neill, nephew of former player and YES broadcast announcer Paul O'Neill, with the 103rd overall pick. O'Neill seems almost certain to sign with the Yankees so water coolers beware because another O'Neill is on the way.

The Yankees used their 26th pick to draft Cal Quantrill, the son of former Yankees pitcher Paul Quantrill, with the 794th pick overall. Quantrill is committed to Stanford but the lure of pitching for the Yankees may bring the 6'2" right hander to New York.

With their 37th round pick the Yankees took Andy Pettitte's son Josh Pettitte. Josh has two no hitters already this season but is expected to go to college unfortunately to iron out his weaknesses. The right hander will more than likely go to Baylor and work on his velocity and his secondary pitches. Plus his dad wants him to go to college so it is more than likely going to happen.

Will any of these guys make it to the majors? Who knows, it is still enjoyable to see recognizable names in a draft littered with guys we have never heard of and probably never will again. I personally look forward to buying those cheap Yankees tickets and seeing these guys down in the minors if they sign.

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