Not much apparently. Consensus is that the Yankees whiffed on first round picks the last two years. Wel'll see, but I think their draft strategy has been curious. Why not lever their financial advantage to the Max? Guys like Bichette and Culver would have been there in later rounds.
Honestly that is a comment people throw around way to easily. Honestly you have no idea if Culver would have been around 50 picks later when the Yankees made their next pick, but it is possib;le whe would, but then they lose their second round guy.
In terms of Bichette, I don't think he would have been there with their second round pick. Sure he isn't a 5 tool talent, but he was a very signable, player with one GREAT tool, and exceptional bloodlines. Basically a very safe pick
I have always questioned the Yanks draft from the outside, but it's not like the late 90s, early 2000s when they basically punted the draft on an annual basis. It seems they spend their money on a massive scouting department, and then basically listen to those scouts. They certainly spend a lot of money from top to bottom if no always by blowing the wad on the top guy
I am somewhat unsure on who the "whiff"s were? Is Culver a Whiff? Doesn't seem like it