Author Archives: Greg Corcoran

2015 BBDP Wildcard Prospect: Gosuke Katoh

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At the start of 2014 Gosuke Katoh was riding high. He was just coming off a monstrous season in the GCL where he shocked everyone (except the Yankees). The Yankees liked him so much, and were so impressed with him in Spring Training that they sent him directly to Charleston, skipping over Staten Island. Things did ...

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Red Sox sign Moncada; colossal fail for Yankees

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Today is another in a long line of recent situations where the Red Sox front office has completely owned the Yankees. In case you haven’t read the news this morning, Yoan Moncada has signed with the Red Sox for a $30 million signing bonus. At this point the details are not available in terms of ...

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2015 Wildcard Prospect: Dustin Fowler

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Drafted in the 18th round out of West Laurens High School in Dexter, Georgia, Dustin Fowler was a longshot to make it to the MLB from the day he was drafted. One thing he had working in his favor, however, is superior athleticism. While he had a pretty good season in 2014, Fowler is a ...

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BBDP Wildcard Prospect: Gabe Encinas

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On the cusp of being named one of the six breakout candidates for 2015, Gabe Encinas enters the season as one of the guys who could take the system to the next level. Back in 2013, Encinas was in the process of breaking out. He started the season throwing gas and controlling it, then he ...

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2015 BBDP Wildcard Prospect: Chris Gittens

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Now that I have selected my six “breakout candidates” for 2015, it’s time to delve into a new group of players. These are the “deep REM sleepers” if you will. These are the guys who are not just under the radar, they are currently off the grid. Be that as it may, the Yankees farm system ...

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Top 10 DSL players likely heading stateside

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Let me preface this article by saying that the below list does not include the 2014 International signings the Yankees went nuts on this year. That means there are 5-10 additional names that will likely be stateside this year who are not on this list. I will have more information on them when the rookie ...

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BBDP 2015 Breakout Candidate: Jorge Mateo

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Ravel Santana was one of the most gifted athletes to ever play in the Yankees’ farm system. Unfortunately he suffered a devastating ankle injury and never fully recovered. He was drafted in the rule 5 minor league component and was released one year later. While Santana’s story may serve as a cautionary tale of getting too ...

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BBDP Breakout Candidate: Simon de la Rosa

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The Yankees signed Simon de la Rosa back in 2013, and he already had impressive stuff at that point. From the get go the Yankees felt they had a similar pitcher to Rafael DePaula. The results haven’t quite been the same yet, but with his stuff, de la Rosa could make a huge impact this ...

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