Apparently, Johnny Manziel is a better baseball player than everyone in this recap. But we digress. In the 36th round and the 1,082nd overall pick , the Yankees drafted William Gaddis, RHP, out of Brentwood High School. His team won the Region 6-AAA baseball title. Gaddis doesn’t throw overly hard (only in the mid 80’s), but he is young and has the ability to grow into his 6’0″, 175-pound frame.
The 37th round pick was second baseman Ryan Lindemuth out of William and Mary. Not exactly a guy who has “wow factor” ability, Lindemuth is a solid player whose greatest asset is his ability to make the fielders play defense. While his batting average has dropped 79 points (.376 to .297), the 6’0″, 200-pound college graduate still possesses a baseball IQ. He was drafted in the 29th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates last year.
Selection #1142 is Andre Del Bosque, another pitcher from the University of Houston. Another 6’0″ kid, he played at Temple before he transferred. Sadly, Del Bosque has already dealt with shoulder injuries, but looks to put his woes behind him as he begins his trek as a professional ballplayer. Cameron Warren was drafted in the 39th round. A first baseman out of Carl Albert High School in Oklahoma, this behemoth is already 6’3”, and looks to continue growing. Last season, Warren mashed eight home runs, and will look to smash more in the immediate future.
After much trepidation, and after many numbers have been called, pick #1202 was Madison Stokes, a shortstop from A.C. Flora High School in South Carolina. Committed to the University of South Carolina, Stokes is more of a power hitter than a typical shortstop. He has good hands in the field, and is the 13th best player in the state, and it has nothing to do with the state’s size. Stokes’s future probably holds a move to either third base or second base. And that concludes the New York Yankees’ draft class for 2014! Thank you for following along as our staff has broken down every single selection the Yankees made over the past few days. Be sure to check back in often, as we provide updates on contract signings, assignments, and the progression of the latest crop of Baby Bombers to join the fray!