Category Archives: Down on the Farm

Yankees 2014 Preseason top 50 prospects

Manny Banuelos

It's that time of year again! Here's BBD's top 50 prospects. It's one of the deepest lists I've ever had the privilege of making for this team. Rather than making up an arbitrary amount of innings or service time, anything more than a September call-up makes you ineligible for this list. One important caveat. I am ...

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Up and comers in the Yankees’ system

Matt Snyder

As a preview to my top 50 list here are some of the guys who are on the outside looking in. Each failed to make the list for a different reason. Many of these guys have yet to play in the United States and thus are not eligible for my list yet. They are players ...

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Most exciting team on the farm 2014

tampa yankees

This year a unique thing is going on in the Yankees farm system. If you break each team into their components, i.e. the rotation, the bullpen, and the lineup there is an interesting phenomenon going on. Let me delve into it. In short, the best rotation belongs to Charleston, the best bullpen belongs to Scranton Wilkes-Barre, ...

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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

Shane Greene

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

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?

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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