There are only four game’s on MLB’s slate tonight as the league attempts to showcase its amateur draft. The Yankees are one of the many teams off, so in lieu of the usual game thread, we’ll keep tabs on who the Yankees select tonight.
In case you missed it earlier, our draft preview came out this morning. Additionally, Steven took an in-depth look at the idea of drafting Jack Leiter. Al’s son could be difficult to sign away from his commitment to Vanderbilt.
The draft will be broadcast live on MLB Network beginning at 7pm. It can also be viewed online. Each team has three to four minutes to make its pick in the first round, so the Yankees’ first choice probably won’t occur until after 8:30pm.
As the night goes on, we’ll update this post with whoever the Yankees draft. If you’re one to watch the draft, enjoy. If not, the Yankees will be back in action tomorrow evening against the Blue Jays.
Update, 8:30pm: Well, this is moving a snail’s pace, isn’t it? We’re looking at the Yankees picking well past 9 now.
Update, 9:33pm: No, the Yankees still haven’t picked yet. However, the Rockies just drafted Michael Toglia, who was noted in our draft preview. A previous version of Baseball America’s mock draft linked him to the Yankees.
Update, 9:47pm: There goes another one. The Dodgers drafted Kody Hoese, who Keith Law mocked to the Yankees.
Update, 10:16pm: Finally, finally, FINALLY, the Yankees have made their selection. It’s Anthony Volpe, a shortstop from Delbarton High School in New Jersey. We have a snippet on him within the draft preview.
Update, 11:03pm: The Yankees picked TJ Sikkema, a lefty out of the University of Missouri. He was not mocked to the Yankees, though most mock drafts didn’t go past the first round.