Yanks to select Raynor in the Rule 5?
Though Jayson Stark (ESPN) reported earlier today that the Yankees were shopping their number one pick — acquired in the Brian Bruney trade — in tomorrow’s Rule 5 draft, we’ve also heard that the Yankees don’t intend on doing that, and that there are a number of options they are currently considering for their pick. Among those options is, according to Jonathan Mayo (MLB), Marlins prospect, John Raynor. Raynor is a 25-year old right fielder with a career .299/.383/.452 triple slash line in 4 minor-league seasons.
Here are his numbers:
He had a poor season in 2009, but Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus simply called it an “off year.” As you can see from the numbers, Raynor, a right-handed hitter, is a speedy, patient player with a penchant for strikeouts. It will be interesting to see whether or not the Yankees actually do select Raynor who, at first glance, looks like a promising outfielder. He is somewhat old though, as he will turn 26 in January.
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