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The Braves are poaching former Yankees prospects

View image | gettyimages.com Back in October, longtime Yankees scout Gordon Blakely — the scout who signed Robinson Cano — left the organization to take a job with the Atlanta Braves as a special assistant to their general manager. Understandably, the move … Continue reading

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Previewing the Yankees September call ups

#492322015 / gettyimages.com Monday marks the start of September, which means Major League teams are allowed to carry up to 40 players on their active roster for the remainder of the season. Very few September call ups are game-changers, but having … Continue reading

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The Yankees farm system in April: Top hitting prospects

As the calendar turns to May, minor league players now have nearly a month’s worth of games under their belts. This isn’t a huge sample — certainly not big enough to make any definitive conclusions — but might be enough … Continue reading

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2014 Projections: Outfielders

Over the last few days, I looked at the projected stats for the starting pitchers, relievers, catchers,  first basemen, and second basemen, third basemen, and shortstops in camp with the Yankees this spring. This final installment looks at the outfielders. There are … Continue reading

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Projecting platoon stats for the 2014 Yankees

Platoons are becoming increasingly common across Major League Baseball as teams try to mix and match their lineups in order to gain every advantage possible. As Tom Tango showed in The Book, single-season, and even career, platoon-split statistics often hold little predictive … Continue reading

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2014 Yankees’ Top 10 Prospects

With Baseball America’s top 10 prospect rankings set to be released tomorrow for the Yankees, we decided to take a stab at our own list beforehand. Both of us ranked our top fifteen prospects in the system, and weighted them … Continue reading

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The Yankees’ aging outfield

With Brett Gardner, Ichiro Suzuki, Vernon Wells, and Alfonso Soriano all signed through the 2014 season, the Yankees already have a good chunk of next year’s outfield in place. Even if the team lets Curtis Granderson walk, they would still … Continue reading

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The Right-Handed Outfielder/DH Competition

Continuing our series documenting the roster competitions, today let’s delve into the candidates shooting to be half of the DH platoon with Travis Hafner, plus some time in the outfield. Before we get to the details, in case you missed … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead to September Callups

As September approaches, it’s about time to consider who the Yankees might look to as reinforcements when the roster expands. The expanded rosters will enable the Yankees to have extra depth can certainly come in handy, especially in extra-inning games. … Continue reading

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