Category Archives: BBDP

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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BBDP 2015 Breakout Candidate: Drew Bridges

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A quick look at Drew Bridges’ statistics would yield some serious skepticism when it comes to the chances of a breakout season in 2015. It would appear he hasn’t done much in his career to warrant such a prediction, at least when you examine the stats on the surface. As you will see, a deeper ...

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BBDP 2015 Breakout candidate: Domingo Acevedo

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This year Luis Severino exploded onto the prospect scene with a dominant season as he blew through three levels of the minors. Without question, he was the breakout pitcher in the system. In 2015, Domingo Acevedo has the best chance of anyone to be that guy. He’s got the best potential of any pitcher in ...

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BBDP 2015 Breakout candidate: Chris Breen

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It seems like Chris Breen has been in the Yankees’ system for years, but in reality it has only been 2.5 seasons. He hasn’t quite made the jump yet from marginal prospect to legit prospect, but I think he’s about to do just that. One of the cool things about Breen is his positional versatility. ...

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BBDP 2015 Breakout candidate: Ty Hensley

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Another year has gone by and now it’s time to profile the guys most likely to break out in 2015. Last year was a “meh” year for me, going 3/6 if you’re being generous. Abiatal Avelino got hurt in the midst of his breakout season, Brad Lail definitely broke out, and Caleb Smith made it ...

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2014 BBDP Not top 50

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Here's a list of the twenty guys who easily could have been in the top 50, but just missed the list. At the end of the list are the next 30 guys, who could bring themselves into top 50 discussion in short order if things go well this season. Again the depth is really good ...

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Yankees top 50 prospects: 2014 postseason edition

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2014, as previously mentioned, was a big year for the Yankees’ farm. A few players stepped into the prospect limelight, including Luis Severino and Aaron Judge. After the Arizona fall league, I think Greg Bird can be included in that discussion as well. The Yankees made a huge splash internationally which should provide a major ...

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