Yankees Select RHP Nolan Martinez 3rd Round, 98th Overall

The Yankees selected RHP Nolan Martinez in the third round with their 98th overall pick. Baseball America had him ranked #67 overall before the draft. He seems like a fairly conventional high school project pick, although they might need a little extra money to sign him. 

From the MLB.com scouting report:

"Southern California typically has a flush crop of high school pitching to consider every Draft year. The Class of 2016 is no different and while Martinez isn't the prototypical tall and projectable right-hander, his stuff has made scouts sit up and take notice. Just because Martinez isn't as big as some of the prep arms near the top of this list, that doesn't mean he lacks upside potential. He has seen his velocity spike this spring, firing his fastball up to 93 mph at times. He backs it up with a solid average curveball. Like with many high schoolers, Martinez's changeup is his third pitch. He has shown some polish and a repeatable delivery, with the hope that his feel for pitching should allow him to develop that third pitch. Martinez has been inconsistent with his fastball at times over the course of the spring, but there is room for him to add strength and he should be able to maintain velocity in the future. Martinez threw fairly well down the stretch, giving him a little boost. His stuff might have a ways to go, but his clean delivery and projectability has moved him solidly into top three round consideration."