Not a chance on that one. Boras said yesterday that Manea won't take a discount, virtually guaranteeing he'll go back for his Senior year. I honestly would be surprised if any team even wastes a pick on him this year in any round knowing that.
If I were the Yankees, this is the year I forgot the penalties and blow my draft budget out of the water. If I could trade a couple competitive balance picks before Thursday just to pile on more talent, I'd do it.
That would cost the Yankees a heavy tax penalty and their first round pick in the next two drafts. Here's the thing, though, if they go overslot on Manea with on compensation pick, that's a potential first rounder from 2014 that will likely be off the board before the Yankees would have picked. Find another one with their second compensation pick, and suddenly the Yankees have banked their lost picks for the next two years. The penalty then become effectively money, and money should be no obstacle when it comes to stockpiling talent.
It would infuriate the league (but make agents ecstatic), but it completely makes sense for the Yanks this year.
Draft Manea and every other overslotter who falls. Pay them whatever it takes to sign them all. If it turns into a $60 million draft after taxes, so be it.