Author Archives: Greg Corcoran

Prospect Park: Bubba Jones

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The Basics: Name: Bubba Jones Position: 1B Handedness: Bats left, throws right handed Age: 21 Drafted: 2011 in the 7th round Size: 6-foot-1, 205-pounds Best Tool: Power BBDP Rank: Unranked Twitter: @ItsBubbaJones Bubba Jones was drafted in 2011 with high expectations as a high schooler in the seventh round. The Yankees were able to snatch him away from the University of Arizona and sign him. ...

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Prospect Profile: Dietrich Enns


The Basics: Name: Dietrich Enns Position: SP Handedness: Lefty Age: 22 Draft: 2012, 19th round out of Central Michigan University Size: 6-foot-1, 195-pounds Best Tool: Sinker BBDP Rank: unranked Twitter: @DietrichEnns If I told you the Yankees had a left handed pitcher in their system who just this year struck out 112 batters in 82.2 innings, and had a 2.94 ERA, would you believe me? ...

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2014 Breakout Candidate: Abiatal Avelino

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The Basics: Name: Abiatal Avelino Position: SS Handedness: Bats and throws right handed Age: 18 Signed: 2012 for $300,000 out of the Dominican Republic Size: 5-foot-11, 186-pounds Best Tool: Defense, contact BBDP Rank: 12 Abiatal Avelino is a great example of a top notch signing for the Yankees at a minimal cost. To spend $300,000 on a player of Avelino's caliber is highway robbery. ...

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Prospect Park: Joey Maher

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The Basics: Name: Joey Maher Position: SP Handedness: Right handed Age: 21 Draft: 2011, 38th round out of New Hampshire Size: 6-foot-5, 200-pounds Best Tool: Sinker BBDP Rank: 38 When you draft a player in the 38th round there are not much in the way of expectations for that player. In the end, you're pretty happy if they become organizational filler that stays in ...

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Gardner for Jackson: If it’s true, let it be done


There have been several rumors stemming from a tweet by Peter Gammons that the Yankees could be looking to swap Brett Gardner for former prospect and now Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson. As with any rumor, take this one with a grain of the tiniest salt imaginable. When you investigate a bit further though, ...

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Prospect Profile: Eric Jagielo

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The Basics: Name: Eric Jagielo Position: 3B Handedness: Bats left handed, throws right handed Age: 21 Draft: 2013, 1st round, 26th pick out of Notre Dame Size: 6-foot-3, 215-pounds Best Tool: Power bat, patience BBDP Rank: 12 There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the Yankees first three picks in the 2013 draft, and with good reason. Eric Jagielo is a big part ...

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My reaction to the Ellsbury signing: “W…T…F…!?!?!”

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I am not one to use emoticons and abbreviations on the internet, but this one really baffles me. According to many sources the Yankees have signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven year, $153 million dollar contract. On the other hand, the Yankees are completely unwilling to give the best second baseman, both offensively and defensively, ...

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2013 Yankees Top 15 Outfield Prospects

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Over the past few years the Yankees have been able to accumulate outfielders in their system who could have a major league future. In addition to what they already have in their system, they will have more talent coming over from the DSL next year. They also recently signed one of the best Latin American ...

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