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Yankees 2013 Top 5 First Base Prospects

Greg Bird2

The Yankees don't have much depth at first base but that is beginning to change. First base is also one of those positions where players end up if they can't field anywhere else. You often won't see good players at first base in an organization until they have failed at other positions. There aren't too ...

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Yankees Top Five Third Base Prospects


Third base has been a weak spot for the past few years for the Yankees. They haven't had much in the way of prospects and there isn't much help on the way at the higher levels. Through the draft and international signings, however, the Yankees have started to develop some depth at the lower levels. ...

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Yankees Top Five Catching Prospects

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This isn't a difficult list to make, but there are some really intriguing names on the list. Keep in mind Romine is not qualified because he played in the major leagues this year. He would probably rank fifth on this list if he was eligible. Catching has been an area of great depth for quite ...

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Top 10 Yankees Pitching Prospects

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1. Rafael DePaula: “RDP” RHP, 6-foot-3, 212-pounds, 21 – Looking forward to seeing what this guy can do now that he finally has a full season under his belt. He tired towards the end of the year last year but that was most likely because he had never come close to throwing that amount of ...

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2014 Breakout Candidate: Brady Lail

Brady Lail

The Basics: BBDP Nickname: Brail Name: Brady Lail Age: 20 Draft: 2012 18th round pick out of South Jordan, Utah Size: 6-foot-2, 195-pounds Fastball: 94 mph Other Pitchers: Fastball, Curveball, Change up BBDP Ranking: 35 Position: RHP Twitter: blail3 Fun Fact: Lail has a tattoo that says "Success stops when you do." Drafted in the 18th round of the 2012 draft, Brady Lail is yet another late ...

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Stop hating on Opp and Newman

Joe Girardi, Brian Cashman, Mark Newman

All Summer and Autumn Yankees fans have been clamoring for change. The focus of most of that noise was aimed at Damon Oppenheimer and Mark Newman. For a while I got caught up in the mentality of making some changes for the sake of making some changes, but I am seeing things a bit more ...

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Prospect Park: Aaron Judge


The Basics: Name: Aaron Judge Position: CF Handedness: Bats and throws right-handed Age: 21 Draft: 2013, 1st round, 32nd pick out of Fresno State Size: 6-foot-7 Best Tool: Power, Arm BBDP Rank: 18 The Yankees snuck away with three excellent first round draft picks this year. Aaron Judge is the only of the three who didn't play a single inning this season. He also ...

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2014 Breakout Candidate: Rookie Davis

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The Basics: Name: Rookie Davis Age: 20 Draft: 2011 14th round pick out of Dixon High School in Holly Ridge, NC Size: 6-foot-3, 235-pounds Fastball: 95 mph Other Pitchers: Fastball, Curve, Change BBDP Ranking: 17 Position: RHP The 2011 draft's lot of starting pitchers looks better and better with each passing year. The Yankees were able to draft and sign Jordan Cote, Dan Camarena, ...

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