Saturday, August 13, 2011

ESPN's Top signed picks 2011

ESPN Insider did a write up about the top signed players at every position and the top unsigned.  If you have ESPN insider the link is here.

There was a Yankees on the list for signed players.  That was first compensation round pick Dante Bichette Jr.  They had this to say:


Third base: Dante Bichette Jr., New York Yankees
The Yankees' top pick in June, Bichette signed quickly for a slightly above-slot bonus of $750,000, and he's been amongst the most impressive bats in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League, hitting .329/.446/.507 in 37 games while showing excellent plate discipline and the potential to hit for power.
His ability to stay at the hot corner is an open debate, but the spitting image of his father should have enough hitting skills to still be a prospect as a corner outfielder.
It is nice to see Bichette recognized.  After a slow start he has really had a great season for the GCL Yankees.  With the stat line seen above he has shown so far to be worth the 51st overall pick the Yankees spent on him.

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