The guy I am really hoping that falls to the Yankees looked to have fallen out of the first round. That player is pitcher Tyler Beede. Unfortunately for the Yankees last Friday before a ton of scouts Beede had his best start of the season. His line from that game was as impressive as he went eight innings and only allowed six total base runners. Most impressive part of his line was the fourteen strikeouts.
Beede has some of the best stuff of any college pitcher. He at times will show people three plus pitches. The problem for Beede this year has been the command and it has abandoned him at times.
Why Might Drop:
Coming in to the year he was considered a top pick and hasn’t performed like a top pick should. So the results and stuff haven’t been as good as they could have been. Beede also was a former first round pick who turned down $2.5 million from Toronto. You have to think that he wants a minimum of that amount or he could pull a Mark Appeal and try to raise his stock with a great senior season. There has also been reporting that there has been some attitude problems but I believe at times those are over blown especially for a known commodity like Beede.
Do I think he Falls?
Before his start I did. Mostly because of the asking price and the so so season. Now with this last taste that scouting directors and scouts got before he pitches again I doubt it.
Would he be worth the money to get him. I say yes because no one who the Yankees would draft would have the upside that Beede would have and that is what the farm system would need. He would be the best pitcher the Yankees had drafted in some time and would give them a chance to develop a front of the rotation starter. That is something that they haven’t done since Andy Pettitte back in the early 90s. Yes it would suck to put a majority of the draft budget on one guy. But tell me how Washington is feeling putting all their draft budget in Lucas Giolito, very good. You have to gamble especially when you aren’t going to draft high or losing picks because of free agent signings.
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