The question is the overslot issue. What is Heathcott expecting? We know he is likely to ask for more than slot, if he doesn't get picked early on round one. My guess is that is looking for about 2 million, and more than likely he wouldn't last to 76. If the Yankees are hot on him, they wll have to take him at 29.
Originally Posted by geodork
BTW, Heathcott really is intriguing because he really came back quick from the ACL surgery and was/is productive in his senior year. Up till this year his pitching was probably his ticket to the majors, but now after this year he is a 5-tool guy. How many everyday players are legitimate 5-tool guys?
The kid has a cannon for an arm, he runs better than average, he has a quick bat with consistent contact, and finally this year he is showing real power - this power is also being demonstrated with wooden bats in front of scouts -(and he can play all three OF positions with aplomb due to his great instincts and overall athleticism).
If the Yankees don't take Bailey, Purke or Trout, Heathcott seems like he'd be a hell of a good choice.