SECAUCUS, NJ - JUNE 07: Team representative of the New York Yankees Gene Michaels and Roy White look on during the MLB First Year Player Draft on June 7, 2010 held in Studio 42 at the MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
As of right now, we're about 16 rounds deep into the 2012 Draft. Here are the players the Yankees have selected thus far, with a brief write-up on each.
Round 1, No. 30, Ty Hensley, RHP, Santa Fe HS, OK: See my detailed report on him here.
Round 2, No. 89, Austin Aune, CF, Argyle HS, TX: Plus raw power, solid speed, and a strong makeup. He has good tools, but needs to refine them. Was a two way athlete in high school, and didn't dedicate himself to the showcase circuit like many of his peers.
Round 2, No. 94, Peter O'Brien, C, Miami: A below average defender behind the plate, O'Brien's enormous build (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) generates good power that should allow him to hit his fair share of home runs in the pros.
See the rest of the draft after the jump...
Round 3, No. 124, Nathan Mikolas, OF, Bradford HS, WI: Not a great athlete, but positive experiences with wood bats and the potential for a plus hit tool from the left side were enough to push him to the third round.
Round 4, No. 157, Corey Black, RHP, Faulkner University: A Tommy John survior, Black throws his fastball quite hard (94-96 MPH), but lacks consistency with his slider and changeup. Looks like a future bullpen arm.
Round 5, No. 187, Rob Refsynder, 2B, Arizona: Could develop into an average hitter, but lacks the prototypical power for a corner outfielder. All he did is hit in college, although his swing is geared more toward doubles than home runs.
Round 6, No. 217, Nicholas Goody, RHP, LSU: Features a low-90s fastball and power slider, both of which he commands well. Another future reliever, but could be a good one.
Round 7, No. 247, Taylor Garrison, RHP, Fresno State: Drafted by the Dodgers in '11, but never signed. Posted a 2.98 ERA, 52 strikeouts and 13 walks in 42.1 innings this season. As a college senior, he should be an easy sign, and should move through the system as a reliever.
Round 8, No. 277, Taylor Dugas, CF, Alabama: A solid contact hitter with a little speed. His smallish frame (5-foot-8, 175 pound) doesn't allow for much power projection.
Round 9, No. 307, Derek Varnadore, RHP, Auburn: Took a step backward in '12 after returning to school after being drafted in the 17th round by the Marlins in '11. His fastball sits in the low-90s and can reach 94. At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, there is room for him to get a bit stronger physically.
Round 10, No. 337, Matthew Snyder, 1B, Ole Miss: A massive man (6-foot-6, 215 pounds) with good power and a sound approach at the plate. Not much of an athlete, so he's likely limited to first base.
Round 11, No. 367, Caleb Frare, LHP, Custer County HS, MT: Features a low 90s fastball, curveball, and developing changeup. Some consider this pick a reach, although there is some projectability here. If he doesn't sign, he'll play baseball at Utah.
Round 12, No. 397, Christopher Breen, C, Winter Springs HS, FL: Another two sport athlete, he quit football his senior year to focus on baseball. A solid hitter with impressive plate discipline, he shows good power potential, but needs to refine his skills behind the plate.
Round 13, No. 427, James Pazos, LHP, University San Diego: Attacks hitters with three pitchers (low-90s fastball, slider, changeup). Profiles as a bullpen arm.
Round 14, No. 457, Andrew Benak, RHP, Rice: Sits in the upper-80s to low-90s with a hard low-80s slider. Looks like a project.
Round 15, No. 487, Dayton Dawe, RHP, AB Lucas SS: Throws a sinking two-seam fastball and four-seamer, as well as a mid-70s curveball. His changeup is a work in progress. He has a clean delivery, and could add more velocity as he matures.