Category Archives: Minor League Monday

2015 BBDP Wildcard Prospect: Chris Gittens

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Now that I have selected my six “breakout candidates” for 2015, it’s time to delve into a new group of players. These are the “deep REM sleepers” if you will. These are the guys who are not just under the radar, they are currently off the grid. Be that as it may, the Yankees farm system ...

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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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2015 Minor League roster predictions

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Here’s my best shot at what the rosters will look like next year. The major caveat here is that injuries will happen and I will inevitably be wrong in quite a few spots here. There will also be the minor league free agents the Yankees sign, and whatever International Free Agents the Yankees can get ...

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BBPD: Top 15 Starting Pitchers

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This was a big year for homegrown Yankees pitchers. Adam Warren cemented himself as a late inning reliever, and Dellin Betances broke out as a potential future closer and one of the best relievers in the league. Vidal Nuno was included in a trade for McCarthy, who was huge for the Yankees in the second ...

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