All-Time New York Yankees Draft

All-Time New York Yankees Draft

This article is part of our MLB Observations series.

We really should have had more than two people for this. Unlike the Tigers, the Yankees have a history of superstars that could probably support a 12-team league. Nonetheless,  Jeff Erickson and I went head to head on this, and here's how it shook out:






Babe Ruth

1EricksonLou Gehrig
2EricksonMickey Mantle
2LissMariano Rivera
3LissJoe DiMaggio
3EricksonAlex Rodriguez
4EricksonWhitey Ford
4LissDerek Jeter
5LissAndy Pettitte
5EricksonMike Mussina
6EricksonRon Guidry
6LissRoger Clemens
7LissC.C. Sabathia
7EricksonRickey Henderson
8EricksonBernie Williams
8LissDon Mattingly
9LissReggie Jackson
9EricksonGoose Gossage
10EricksonJoe Gordon
10LissRobinson Cano
11LissAroldis Chapman
11EricksonGleyber Torres
12EricksonLefty Gomez
12LissGraig Nettles
13LissYogi Berra
13EricksonTony Lazzeri
14EricksonDavid Cone
14LissWillie Randolph
15LissThurman Munson
15EricksonBill Dickey
16EricksonDave Winfield
16LissAllie Reynolds

Rosters By Position

CYogi BerraBill Dickey
1BDon MattinglyLou Gehrig
3BGraig NettlesAlex Rodriguez
2BRobinson CanoJoe Gordon
SSJeterGleyber Torres
IFWillie RandolphTony Lazzeri
OF1Babe RuthMickey Mantle
OF2Joe DimaggioRickey Henderson
OF3Reggie JacksonBernie Williams
DHThurman MunsonDave Winfield
P1Mariano RiveraWhitey Ford
P2Andy PettitteMike Mussina
P3Roger ClemensRon Guidry
P4C.C. SabathiaGoose Gossage
P5Aroldis ChapmanLefty Gomez
P6Allie ReynoldsDavid Cone

Because these are Yankees, I'll cut Erickson some slack and say his squad would win at least 85 games. I screwed up taking Chapman over Lefty Gomez, but I couldn't resist the Chapman/Rivera back-end of the bullpen. Also, I probably shouldn't have a catcher at DH, but wanted to get Munson on the squad somehow – the Yankees are insanely deep at catcher historically. Both of us considered newly acquired Gerrit Cole, but felt that would be cheating – otherwise, why not use a washed-up Randy Johnson or Kevin Brown. The criterion was you had to select the player as he was while playing for the Yankees. 

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