Category Archives: BBDP

Prospect Park: Dan Camarena

Dan Camarena

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?

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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: Peter O’Brien

Peter O'Brien

The Basics: Name: Peter O'Brien Position: C, 3B Handedness: Bats and throws right handed Age: 22 Draft: 2nd round in the 2012 MLB draft. Size: 6-foot-3, 215-pounds Best Tool: Power BBDP Rank: 15 Video Drafted out of the University of Miami in the second round, expectations were high for Peter O'Brien going into the 2012 season. O'Brien didn't quite live up to expectations his first ...

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Prospect Park: Jose Campos

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The Basics: BBDP Nickname: J-Cam Name: Jose Campos Age: 21 Signing: 2009 out of Venezuela, signed by the Seattle Mariners Size: 6-foot-4, 195-pounds Fastball: 93 Other Pitches: Curve, Changeup, Slider BBDP Rank: 6 Position: RHP You can't mention Jose Campos' name without mentioning the now infamous trade that brought Michael Pineda (and Campos) to New York for Jesus (the second coming of Babe Ruth) Montero ...

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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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Prospect Profile: Dietrich Enns

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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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