MLB 2015 Draft Results: New York Yankees Draft Right-Handed Pitching in Late Rounds of MLB Draft
It is day 3 of the MLB draft. Rounds 11-40 take place today. You can keep your eye on these picks on MLB.com. The picks go a lot faster, and the projections become a lot riskier. In the first half of today’s draft the New York Yankees have drafted lot of right handed college pitchers. Most of these pitchers have had some success, but are really projected as pitchers who will get better over time. In other words, just as you would expect, it is a lot of potential. Ideally, the Yankees are looking for the stars of the future. Will any of these be the next Jacob Lindgren or Dellin Betances? Maybe. Time will tell.
In the 11th round they selected the lone Lefty, and in the next 10 rounds picked nine right-handed pitchers. There were 5 position players including the interesting 20th round pick of Isiah Gilliam who was drafted as a first basemen, but is extremely versatile and can play all of the field and projects as a switch hitter with power from both sides.
Possibly the best name in rounds 11-25 is Patrick “Paddy” O’Brien a right-handed pitcher out of UC Santa Barbara.
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
11th Round – Josh Rogers, LHP: Six-foot-three and 200 pounds out of Louisville. Projected to be a potential backend starter. Has already had a Tommy John surgery.
12th Round – Terrance Robertson, OF: Valley Vista High School in Surprise, Arizona. 6-foot, 175-pounds. In his senior year .427/.511/.736. He was selected to the Perfect Game All-American All-Region West 2nd team in 2015.
13th Round – Trey Amburgey, CF: From St. Petersburg College. The 6-foot-two, 210-pound right-handed hitter batted .304/.351/.385 with 13 stolen bases.
14th Round – Will Carter, RHP: University of Alabama. The 6-foot-three, 195 pounds. Has had Tommy John surgery.
15th Round – Bret Marks, RHP: This is the second time the Yankees have drafted Marks. Having drafted him in the 22nd round of the 2012 draft. Out of the University of Tennessee. The 6-foot-three, 190-pounder pitched to a 2.92 ERA with 10.40 K/9 and 3.27 BB/9 in 77 innings.
16th Round – Kolton Mahoney, RHP: From Brigham Young University. Six-foot-one, 195-pounds. Fastball in the 89-94 mph range, but shows the arm strength to add more velocity.
17th Round – Brody Koerner, RHP: Six-foot-two, 200-pounder had a high ERA 7.55, but shows potential with a good “slurve.”
18th Round – Zack Zehner, LF: The six-foot-four, 215-pounds from Cal Poly. Hit .304/.356/.509 with nine home runs in 236 plate appearances in 2015.
19th Round – Mark Seyler, RHP: San Diego State University. Six-foot-three, 190-pound junior had a solid 2015 season, making the All-Mountain West team by pitching to a 2.77 ERA with a 6.62 K/9 and 2.93 BB/9 in 107.1 innings.
20th Round – Isiah Gilliam, 1B: Very versatile player, at 6-foot-three, 220-pounds out of Chipola College. He is a switch hitter and can play all over the field. 21st:
21st Round -Josh Roeder, RHP out of University of Nebraska.
22nd Round – Cody Caroll, RHP–Southern Mississippi.
23rd Round – Garrett Mundell, RHP Fresno St.
24th Round – Patrick “Paddy” O’Brien, RHP UC-Santa Barbara
25th Round – Austin “Audie” Afenir, C Oral Roberts University