Category Archives: 2011 MLB Draft

BBDP: Yankees top six third base prospects

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After reviewing the third base prospects in this system, it appears this isn’t the strongest position for the Yankees’ farm. That could change rather quickly, as the international free agent crop from this year contains a few big name third basemen, but for now the pickings are slim. There is still strength at the top ...

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BBDP Yankees top seven shortstop prospects

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The Yankees don’t have much in terms of promising shortstops at the upper levels, but they have more at the lower levels than I can ever remember in the past. This young group is extremely promising, and has tools galore. Only time will tell who will sink or swim amongst this group. 1. Jorge Mateo – ...

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BBDP Yankees top seven second basemen

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With the emergence of Robert Refsnyder, the second base crop had a major boost this season, but that was just the beginning. Jose Pirela had a career year and Ty McFarland emerged as a great second baseman at 10th round value. Junior Valera came over from the DSL and performed well, and Bryan Cuevas hit ...

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BBDP: Yankees Top Five Catching Prospects

luis torrens

The catching landscape has certainly changed in the Yankees' minor leagues. They don't have quite the same depth, but there's still a lot of promise at the top. The depth for the major league team is really good. They have Cervelli as the back up, and JR Murphy and Romine behind him. All are serviceable ...

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BBDP: Top 5 Yankees first base prospects

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1. Greg Bird – 6-foot-3, 215-pounds, LHB, 1B, 21 – He’s already hitting well in Double-A at the age of just 21, and he’s hitting for power too. He’s one of the best first base prospects in the minors right now. He’s OPSing at .848 this year despite missing significant time. His numbers are right ...

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Prospect Park: Dan Camarena

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The Basics: Name: Dan Camarena Age: 21 Position: LHP Draft: 20th round of the 2011 draft out of San Diego, CA Size: 6-foot-0, 200-pounds Fastball: 89-92 mph Other Pitches: Curve, Change, Slider BBDP Rank: 27 Dan Camarena can be basically be summed up as a pitcher in two words. Advanced pitchability. He's one of the rare prospects who has such plus secondary offerings that ...

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Unsigned draftees: What happens to them?

Jonathan Gray

Tonight I was bored so I did a quick "where are they now?" of the unsigned 2010-2012 draft picks. By and large, the guys who went unsigned are either still out of baseball or have since been drafted by another team and haven't done anything impressive so far. There are six exceptions to that. Let me ...

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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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