With their first pick - 21st overall - the Yanks took Ian Kennedy
, RHP from USC.Scouting Report
: Has been on radars for a long time, being drafted in the 14th round back in 2003. He hasn't been bad in 2006, but it's been a far cry from his first two college seasons. He's lost some velocity on the fastball (sits at 89-91), though he still knows how to pitch with an aggressive style and hard curve. His ceiling is probably as a very good number 2 starter in the John Lackey mold. Go here
for his scouting video.
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for more scouting reports.My Thoughts
: Solid pick, but very safe and conservative. He's not far away from the Bronx. He's a bit undersized (6'0", 180) and he doesn't throw hard, but he's a winner and strikeout machine. More Greg Maddux than Roger Clemens. Oh yeah, he's a Scott Boras client.Outlook
: Chances are he'll head to Staten Island at the end of June and start 2007 in High-A. He won't finish there though.
The Yanks next pick comes in the supplemental first round at number 41 overall, at this pace that pick should be announced in 5-10 minutes or so. See you then.FYI
- The MLB Radio broadcast is lagging, the Draft Tracker is about 5 picks ahead of the broadcast.