The New York Yankees selected centerfielder Austin Aune and catcher Peter O'Brien, respectively, with the 89th and 94th picks in the second round of the 2012 MLB Draft on Tuesday.
Aune played for Argyle High School in Texas last season. O'Brien caught for the University of Miami.
Their scouting reports follow, courtesy of MLB.com's Draft Tracker:
Austin Aune, 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, CF, L/R
A two-sport star in high school, Aune has the ability to make it in either football or baseball. A potential five-tool player, Aune bats lefty and has potential plus power. He has good range at shortstop and a great arm, but some scouts think that a move to the outfield could be in his near future. Aune could potentially play center field at the next level, especially because of his great speed and arm. Although a bit raw, Aune's upside and great makeup should allow the toolsy outfielder to be picked in the early going of the Draft.
Peter O'Brien, 6-4, 225 pounds, C, R/R
This is a bit of a do-over for O'Brien, who entered the 2011 season as a strong catching prospect at Bethune-Cookman, but he decided not to sign after being drafted in the third round by the Rockies, instead transferring to Miami for his senior season. He's been more consistent with the Hurricanes, showing the kind of offensive ability most thought they'd see when 2011 began. He drives the ball to all fields and has above-average to plus raw power. He's not a bad runner for the position. His arm has always been a plus and he's shown some improvement behind the plate as well with decent hands and agility for someone his size. College catchers, especially with this kind of offensive potential, often do well on Draft day and it seems that O'Brien's decision to spend one more year in college may work to his advantage.
For more on the Yankees, please be sure to visit Pinstripe Alley.