Author Archives: Greg Corcoran

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

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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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2013 Yankees Top 6 Shortstop Prospects

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The Yankees had a serious infusion of shortstop talent in 2013. Last year at this time five out of the six people on this list were either injured or not with the organization. Better yet, even Cito Culver, the second best shortstop in the organization now, was not worth mentioning at this time last year. ...

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2013 Yankees Top 7 Second Base Prospects

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The Yankees have had solid depth at second base for a few years now. David Adams and Corban Joseph have served as the cornerstone of that depth. Now that Adams has had significant time in the majors and Corban Joseph suffered from an injured, ineffective 2013, the prospect landscape has changed a bit for the ...

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Yankees 2013 Top 5 First Base Prospects

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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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