Tahlequah Daily Press


June 6, 2014

Gordon watches another son go in MLB draft

Major League Baseball draft notebook


AROUND THE HORN: First-round breakdown: 20 pitchers — 10 each from college and high school — including six college RHPs, six high school RHPs, four college LHPs and four high school LHPs. Eight college position players were taken in the first 34 picks, and six high school position players. ... The state of California produced the most first-round picks with eight, followed by Florida (five) and Texas (three). ... After forfeiting draft picks to sign free agents Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran last offseason, the New York Yankees did not make their first selection until No. 55 overall. They chose left-handed reliever Jacob Lindgren out of Mississippi State. "Jacob has two major league pitches that are above average and possess swing-and-miss quality," said Damon Oppenheimer, the Yankees' director of amateur scouting. "He has been extended for multiple innings and holds his stuff consistently." ... The only pair of teammates to go in the first round was North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon and shortstop Trea Turner. Rodon went No. 3 overall to the Chicago White Sox and Turner was picked 13th by the San Diego Padres. It was the 12th time in the last 13 years that at least one pair of college or high school teammates was chosen in the first round.

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