Bash brothers or the “glass twins”?
Bronx Baseball Daily | A New York Yankees blog
by Greg Corcoran
2y ago
I still remember how I felt when the Yankees traded for Giancarlo Stanton. In fact, I can tell you exactly how I felt because I made a facebook post about it (see below). Getting the reigning NL M.V.P. and pairing him with the first runner up for AL M.V.P. would excite anyone. In 2017, Judge was coming off a season where he hit 52 homeruns, had a .284/.422/.627/1.049 line, and had 127 RBIs. That same year, Stanton hit 59 homeruns, had a .281/.376/.631/1.007 line, and had 132 RBIs. Unfortunately, since the trade the Yankees haven’t had one season where both players were healthy. To his credit ..read more
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Yankees top 22 minor league outfielders
Bronx Baseball Daily | A New York Yankees blog
by Greg Corcoran
2y ago
1. Jasson Dominguez – 5-foot-10, 190-pounds, CF, SH, 17-years-old – By now everyone has heard of the phenom. Dominguez has five tools and he has all of them in spades. He can hit, run, field, throw, and has power. He’s apparently fun to watch. Everyone was looking forward to seeing him play in 2020, but we’ll have to wait another year. He still hasn’t played a game on U.S. soil, but is already firmly implanted on the top 100 prospect list. That’s how good he is. 2. Canaan Smith – 6-foot-0, 215-pounds, OF, LHB, 21-years-old – Smith is one of the best hitters in the entire system, and he proved ..read more
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Yankees top minor league catching prospects
Bronx Baseball Daily | A New York Yankees blog
by Greg Corcoran
2y ago
1. Josh Breaux – 6-foot-1, 220-pounds, C, RHB, 22-years-old – Breaux was the second-round pick for the Yankees in 2018. He had a successful first year in the minors, although he missed about half the season due to injuries. He finished with a .271/.324/.518/.842 line with 13 HR and 10 doubles in 51 games. That is quite the pace. Breaux is a hitter-ish catcher, but the Yankees believe he can stick behind the dish. If he can, Breaux could put himself in the top prospect conversation. If he continues to hit as well as he has though, it won’t matter whether he can catch or not because his bat can ..read more
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What Gerrit Cole and his leadership means for the Yankees
Bronx Baseball Daily | A New York Yankees blog
by Dayne Huber
2y ago
Going into this winter, after failing to get past the ALCS again it was clear that the Yankees needed an ace if they wanted to get to the next level. They needed a no doubt, game one starter that could be sent out there against anyone and expect to win. Cashman’s chase for his “White Whale” has been well documented from his first attempt to draft and sign him out of high school to his heavy pursuit after the 2017 season that eventually saw Cole end up in Houston. This winter Cashman refused to be denied and landed Cole with a record 9 year, $324 million contract. Getting that staff ace the Ya ..read more
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Yankees Top 10 Minor League 3rd Basemen
Bronx Baseball Daily | A New York Yankees blog
by Greg Corcoran
2y ago
There is not a ton of high ceiling talent at third base in this farm system, probably because many of the high-end middle infielders are getting time at third to give them more versatility. You never know when one of these players is going to pop though, and there are a few guys with impressive tools on the list. With the new development of the Yankees farm system, anything is possible. 1. Marcos Cabrera – 6-foot-3, 189-pounds, 3B, RHB, 18-years-old – Cabrera is a tremendous defender at third base. He has the athleticism to play shortstop but Maikol Escotto and Dayro Perez got most of the rep ..read more
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What to do with J.A. Happ and James Paxton
Bronx Baseball Daily | A New York Yankees blog
by Greg Corcoran
2y ago
Without Luis Severino, the Yankees’ rotation does not have the same depth as when they signed Gerrit Cole in the offseason. Still, going into the season it’s hard to find any fault with a rotation of Cole, Paxton, Tanaka, Montgomery, and Happ. Cole, Tanaka, and Montgomery seem to be off to good enough starts. Happ and Paxton, however, are not. With Happ, the problem is that this is not unexpected given his stuff and performance last year. With Paxton, the problem is that the bad results coincide with diminished velocity and stuff compared to last year. The solutions to these problems are comp ..read more
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Yankees top 13 minor league shortstops
Bronx Baseball Daily | A New York Yankees blog
by Greg Corcoran
2y ago
This is an extremely strong group of shortstops. The system has improved exponentially. If the rumors that the Yankees have Roderick Arias signed for 2021 are true, they are about to have the best group of shortstops in the world. Even as it stands now, this group is fantastic and within a year or two this system will be swimming with elite upper level middle infielders. 1. Oswald Peraza – 6-foot-0, 176-pounds, SS, RHB, 20-years-old – Peraza played marvelously well in 2019 as just a 19-year-old in Low-A and Short Season ball. He hit .263/.332/.340/.672 with six doubles, one triple, four homer ..read more
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Yankees top 15 minor league second basemen
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by Greg Corcoran
2y ago
The Yankees scouting focus over the past several years has been up the middle talent. They obviously scout and sign other players but the talent acquisition team has spent more time, picks, and IFA (international free agent) money on shortstops, second basemen, centerfielders, and catchers than other positions. As a result, it comes as no surprise that there is a surplus of talented second basemen down on the farm from top to bottom. This will be an exciting position to follow when minor league baseball returns next season. 1. Ezequiel Duran – 5-foot-11, 185-pounds, 2B, RHB, 21-years-old – Af ..read more
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Yankees top 5 minor league first basemen
Bronx Baseball Daily | A New York Yankees blog
by Greg Corcoran
2y ago
The depth in first basemen is not fantastic at this moment, but that is almost always the case in the Yankees’ system. It is not a reflection of the strength of their system. Most first basemen end up there after they don’t work out at another position (like Dermis Garcia), and therefore you will only see them on this list when they reach the upper minors. That being said, the Yankees have some talented first basemen in the system and they have plenty of depth at the major league level. 1. Chris Gittens – 6-foot-4, 250-pounds, 1B, RHB, 26-years-old – Gittens had one of the best, if not the be ..read more
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Chad Green the starter?
Bronx Baseball Daily | A New York Yankees blog
by Dayne Huber
2y ago
I would say most Yankee fans would remember Green for his dominant high 90’s, high spin, riding fastball.  With a few hick ups, Green has been one of the better relievers in baseball since joining the Yankees bullpen full time in 2017. Green has a 3.13 ERA (3.16 FIP, 72 ERA-) in 259.1 IP, during which time he’s struck out a third of all batters he’s faced. What is impressive about Green’s performances is he has shown that excellence relying very heavily on one pitch, his fastball.  In fact, he has used that fastball around 80% of the time the last 2yrs because of its dominance. Whil ..read more
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