In George We Trust
A(nother) blog about the most storied franchise in sports
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Number 104
With their 3rd pick - number 104 overall - the Yanks selected Zach McAllister, RHP, Illinois Valley Central High.

(can't find a picture)

Scouting Report: Big kid (6'5", 230) with good stuff - low-to-mid 90s heat, slider and change. He's polished for a high schooler, and has grown 3 inches in the last year alone. Owns a nice and easy delivery that he repeats well. He's got a chance to be a good one.

My Thoughts: Another solid, safe pick. The Yanks are doing a good job of building up their system, adding low-risk pitchers so far. He's got a commitment to Nebraska, but the Yanks should be able to change his mind and convice him to turn pro with the 6-figure bonus his draft position warrants.

Outlook: He'll likely head to the GCL Yanks to start his pro career. His polish may allow to move fast a la Phil Hughes, but don't expect him to be the second coming of Hughes.

There's no more sandwich picks to worry about, so the Yanks remaining selections come every 30 choices, so number 134 is next, followed by 164, etc. At the current pace, it'll be about 15 minutes between picks with a little less than 3 hours left in Day 1 of the draft (it ends at 6 pm ET).

I'm off to meet the missus for lunch, and I'll recap all of today's Yankee picks either tonight or tomorrow when Blogger isn't being a bitch (hopefully). The Yankee's 3 picks up to his point are all polished pitchers; hopefully they manage to snatch up the raw Dellin Betances and defensive whiz Brian Jeroloman before day's end. If they pull-off a minor miracle and land those 2 as well as Georgie Tech 3B Wes Hodges, I'd be very, very pleased with the Yanks draft regardless of what happens tomorrow.
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Here's a link to a few pictures of McAllister:

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