2012 MLB Draft Reaction: New York Yankees First-Round Pick Ty Hensley Has Two Plus Pitches, Writes ESPN's Keith Law

In ESPN analyst Keith Law's 2012 MLB Draft reaction piece, he wrote that New York Yankees first-round pick Ty Hensley has two plus pitches, but still needs to develop a better changeup and command.

Law summarizes New York's entire draft as follows.

Summary: Ty Hensley (1) has size and two above-average to plus pitches in his fastball and curveball, needing to develop his changeup and improve his command, the latter held back by trouble repeating his delivery. Austin Aune (2) is a star quarterback who'll play center or right field in pro ball. I have heard from scouts that he runs above-average to plus but saw only average myself. He has bat speed and good hand-eye coordination but doesn't use his lower half much so his power is below-average. Senior Pete O'Brien (3) has plus raw power and a below-average hit tool; he can throw but, despite improvements this year, doesn't project as a catcher, likely moving to first base. He turns 22 next month. Nate Mikolas (4) is a strong, well-built corner outfielder from Wisconsin with big power upside but is understandably raw at the plate. Corey Black (5) has a chance to move quickly as a power reliever. Taylor Dugas (9) is only 5-foot-8 -- if that -- but he squares up all kinds of pitching and I would be very surprised if he didn't hit his way to some kind of major league role, maybe even as the heavy side of a platoon (pun intended).

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