I am not sure we can say what the tendencies for Barber in a draft are yet. I get the feeling last year was a little more of a reach for high ceiling targets (Abel and Martin) because of the unique nature of the draft year. Unique in that maybe he thought those guys were undervalued because if they had actually played full seasons in 2020 they likely would have impressed enough to raise their draft status. So one could make an argument that loud tools were cheaper last year - a value play.
Previously the Yankees had more of a college-based skill rather than tool emphasis. Now that may not have all been Barber, but it is just another data point. I do like the fact that we seemed to be aggressive with all those NDFAs and a number of them seemed like ones that might have cost $100K-$200K in a normal draft year. But even there we might have been aggressive since the cost was only $20K.
I liked last year's draft but I am not sure it gives much insight into what we will do this year.