Category Archives: Down on the Farm

Five reasons 2014 will be a fun season to follow prospects

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I get that most people are not into minor league baseball. Let's face it, the level of competition is not the same as the majors and 90% of players in the minors will never sniff the majors. Some of the best and most dedicated Yankees fans out there know nothing about their farm system and ...

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2014 Breakout Candidate: Brandon Thomas

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Name: Brandon Thomas Position: CF Handedness: Throws RH, switch hitter Age: 22 Draft: 8th round in the 2013 MLB draft. Size: 6-foot-3, 180-pounds Best Tool: Power and speed combo BBDP Rank: unranked Every year the Yankees draft a few college seniors in the first 10 rounds of the draft. Sometimes, they are players like Robert Refsnyder and Peter O'Brien, who have a ton ...

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Prospect Park: Shane Greene

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Name: Shane Greene Age: 25 Position: RHP Draft: 15th round of the 2009 draft out of Daytona Beach Community College Size: 6-foot-3, 200-pounds Fastball: 92-95 mph Other Pitches: Slider, Change BBDP Rank: 33 Twitter: ShaneG96 Shane Greene has always been the guy with great stuff but has never able to put it together into a successful season. Always... until last year. Most felt that ...

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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?

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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

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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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