Jun 7, 2007

With the 30th pick of the first round, the New York Yankees

... select Andrew Brackman, right-hand pitcher, North Carolina State University.

I was pleased to hear those words today. Of course, most of what I know about him is from ESPN's draft coverage, which praised the 21-year-old Brackman - he has the 'best fastball in the college class,' and is a 'tremendous pick' according to Jim Callis. When he's healthy, he 'touches 99 mph'! Oh, and he's six-foot-ten!
Why did he fall to number 30 when he's a 'second or third overall talent'? His agent is Scott Boras, he has 'elbow issues,' and may have character issues. Still, that kind of talent is hard to pass up.

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