The 2006 Amateur Baseball Draft is underway. With the 21st pick in the first round (compensation from the Phillies for Tom Gordon, moving the Yankees up from their original 28th pick, which went to Boston for Johnny Damon), the Yankees have drafted Ian Kennedy, a righty pitcher out of USC. Kennedy throws a low-90s fastball along with a curve, change and a slider. He also is represented by Scott Boras.
The Angles drafted Hyun Choi Conger, a switch-hitting catcher considered the best backstop in the draft with the 25th pick. The Dodgers then nabbed Preston Mattingly, Donnie Baseball's shortstop son, with the 31st pick.
The Yanks supplemental round pick for Gordon (overall #41) is on deck.
Update: The Yanks' supplemental round pick is another college righty, Joba Chaimberlain out of the University of Nebraska. He sounds like Kennedy minus the curve.
Update: The Yanks didn't have a pick in the second round (it went to the Braves for Kyle Farnsworth), and in the third round they've chosen high-school hurler Zachary MacAllister, a 6'5" righty from Illinios with the same repertoire as Chaimberlain.