Day 2 of the 2013 MLB Draft is already underway. Rounds 3-10 are being covered today and the Yanks have already added a few more noteworthy pieces to yesterday's big 1st round haul.
- It didn't take too long for the annual nepotism pick to be made. The Yanks selected University of Michigan OF Michael O'Neill with their 3rd round pick (103rd overall). He's the nephew of former Yankee player and current Yankee color commentator Paul O'Neill and he profiles as a tweener type of outfielder with not quite enough speed to play center field and not enough pop in his bat to work as a prototypical corner guy. He does have plus contact skills, though, and he can hit to all fields. No word on how his swing translates to Gatorade coolers.
- After taking some flack for drafting an IF prospect not capable of playing short in the 2nd round yesterday, the Yanks nabbed HS SS Tyler Wade in the 4th round today. Offensively he profiles as a typical contact/speed guy, but it sounds like scouts believe he can stick at short long term.
- Now it's a run on shortstops. Yanks grab John Murphy from Sacred Heart University with their 6th round pick (194th overall).
- Via multiple beat writers, Ian Clarkin said on a conference call that it would take "life-changing money" to get him to de-commit to San Diego. Guess we'll see how serious the Yanks are with their offer to him.
- Yanks go back to the LSU bullpen well again in 2013, taking RHRP Nick Rumbelow in the 7th round. Low-90s fastball/power curve combo, got some concerns about his delivery causing injuries. Not too far from the Nick Goody mold of last year.
- Yanks take Georgia Tech CF Brandon Thomas in the 8th round, Auburn lefty pitcher Conner Kendrick in the 9th, and South Carolina southpaw Tyler Webb in the 10th. Thomas and Webb are both seniors and Thomas seems like the one with the highest ceiling as a switch-hitting outfielder with power potential.