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2.82 New York Yankees - Angelo Gumbs, OF, Torrance HS (CA)

The Yankees spent the 82nd overall pick on Angelo Gumbs.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft profile.

Angelo Gumbs   Position: SS/OF   School: Torrance HS   State: CA   Height: 5’11’’   Weight: 185

Bats: R   Throws: R   Birth Date: 10/13/92   Seiler Rating: 2C1   Commitment: USC

Angelo Gumbs is a supremely athletic position player from Torrance High School in Torrance, California, a southern section of Los Angeles. Torrance High has produced a number of excellent baseball players over the years including Jason Kendall. I call Gumbs a position player because he plays shortstop now, but he could likely play any of the three outfield positions as a pro. There are a few scouts that want to keep him at short to see if there’s something there, but most prefer him in center field where he could take advantage of his aggressive style of play and above-average speed. At the plate, however, he’s very raw. He has plus bat speed, which is an excellent start, but he has major problems with pitch recognition and pitches inside. He can be jammed very easily, and he would get sawed off continually at the pro level. However, if he works hard, his bat speed could allow him to have an average hit tool. His power is better than his hit tool, getting above-average to plus grades, and he flashes excellent power even with wood bats. He will probably strike out at a higher rate if he tries to tap into his power more, but he could end up being more than a mistake power hitter at the next level. As mentioned above, his speed is above-average to a tick above, making him a very valuable offensive threat, but his current grades are well behind his future grades. Defensively, he features plus range in the outfield and a plus arm, and he could end up being a plus center fielder after working on his routes. Looking at that all-around product, you would think Gumbs is a first round candidate. However, his rawness and his age (he doesn’t turn 18 until October), make him more of a second to fifth round prospect, and he should be signable in that range.