The 2011 MLB Draft concludes today with rounds 31-50. Let's take a quick look back at Day 2 of the draft and see how experts think the New York Yankees fared in rounds 2-30, where they focused largely on pitching. Twenty-two of the Yankees first 30 selections were pitchers.
Here is ESPN baseball analyst Keith Law on the Yankees' Day 2 selections:
I always expect them to shoot more for upside than they do; they did go for some with New Hampshire prep righty Jordan Cote (3) and Virginia prep player Jake Cave (6), listed as an outfielder (he'd be a corner bat with doubles power) but also a prospect as a left-handed pitcher. Greg Bird (5) can hit but is fringy behind the plate. Right-hander Philip Wetherell (8) is probably a reliever in pro ball. Right-hander Zach Arneson (9) from Lewis-Clark State has two average pitches and probably also will go to the 'pen.
SB Nation's MLB Bonus Baby listed its favorite second-day picks and the favorite Yankee selections were: Best College Pick -- Sam Stafford-LHP-Texas (2); Best High School Pick -- Jake Cave-OF-HS (VA) 6; Best Sleeper/Gamble -- Rookie Davis-RHP-HS (NC) 14.
Let's see what happens on Day 3, which you can follow at mlb.com.