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Reviewing my 2011 Yankees shadow draft

 

Back during the amateur draft, I posted the first 16 picks in my shadow draft for the Yankees, which can be found here. It was the first time doing so, and I definitely took more risks than the real life Yankees did. Now that we know who has signed, I wanted to review below the results of my shadow draft.

 

Pick 51 - Daniel Norris, lhp, Science Hill HS, Johnson City, Tenn.

Picked by Toronto in the second round, signed for $2 million.

Pick 88 - Derek Fisher, of, Cedar Crest HS, Lebanon, Pa.

Picked by Rangers in round six, did not sign.

Pick 118 - Josh Osich, lhp, Oregon State

Picked by Giants in round six, signed for $450,000.

Pick 149 - Dillon Maples, rhp, Pinecrest HS, Southern Pines, N.C.

Picked by the Cubs in 14th round, signed for $2.5 million.

Pick 179 - Greg Bird, c, Grandview HS, CO

Same as Yankees pick, signed for $1.1 million.

Pick 209 - Jake Cave, lhp/of, Kecoughtan HS, Hampton, Va.

Same as Yankees pick, signed for $825,000.

Pick 239 - Kyle Winkler, rhp, Texas Christian

Picked in 10th round by Diamondbacks, signed for $240,000.

Pick 269 - Nick Burdi, rhp, Downers Grove (Ill.) South HS

Picked by Twins in 24th round, did not sign.

Pick 299 - Joshua Tobias, 2B, Southeast Guilford HS, Greensboro, NC

Picked by Nats in round 31, did not sign.

Pick 329 - Jason Coats, of, Texas Christian

Picked by Orioles in round 12, did not sign.

Pick 359 - Billy Flamion, of, Central Catholic HS, Modesto, Calif.

Picked by Astros in 25th round, did not sign.

Pick 389 - Julius Gaines, SS, Luella HS, Locust Grove, GA

Picked by Red Sox in 32nd round, did not sign.

Pick 419 - Burch Smith, rhp, Oklahoma

Picked by Padres in 14th round, signed for $250,000.

Pick 439 - William "Rookie" Davis

Same as Yankees pick, signed for $550,000.

Pick 479 - Preston Tucker, of/1b, Florida

Picked by Rockies in the 16th round, did not sign.

Pick 509 - Blake Forslund, rhp, Liberty University

Picked by Red Sox in 17th round, did not sign.

Overall, I would have signed 8 of my top 16 picks, for a total of $6,815,000. High risk drafting means fewer people signed, although it looks like the Yankees only signed 22 people this year, without a lot of risky drafting. What did happen is that my mock draft signings are heavy on pitching, as none of the tough sign position picks – Fisher, Tobias, Coats, Flamion, Gaines, Tucker – actually signed.

The trade off is this:

Norris, Osich, Maples, Winkler, and Smith

for

Bichette, Cote, Duran, Jones, Wetherell, Arneson, Montgomery, Grice, James, Pinder

 

So the question is: Would you rather have the five from my shadow draft or the ten from the Yankees draft?


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