Let me start by saying it is impossible to judge how any team has done in a player draft immediately after its conclusion. Players have not yet played any games, or even taken the field for a workout. Shoot, in the case of the recently drafted players in the Major League Baseball draft, most of these guys have probably not even tried on a uniform yet.
That said, John Sickels of SB Nation's fabulous Minor League Ball website, is reviewing the drafts of each major league team. Smartly, John is not grading each draft. Rather, just summarizing and opining on what he liked/did not like.
Here is Sickels discussing what the Mets did.
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Now let's look at what Sickels thinks of what the Yankees did.
The selection of Culver confused a lot of people and has Yankees fans up in arms. It was certainly an unexpected choice, and on paper it looks like a significant overdraft. However, I've been doing this kind of work long enough to know that the "sure" picks often don't work out and the weird ones sometimes do. I would have picked A.J. Cole or Tyrell Jenkins myself, but the Yankees didn't ask me. The rest of the class looks pretty good. I like Gumbs a lot, and the subsequent rounds mix college guys with high school guys, refined talents with upside, in a way that I like. Encinas could be a steal in the sixth round. Overall, despite the oddity of the Culver pick, there are things I like here.
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