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Who is Yankees latest prospect Zoilo Almonte?

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Yesterday a young man made his first major league start, and he wasted no time in letting the Yankees Universe know who he is. Up until then, however, not much was known about him by the average fan. Is he another Shelley Duncan or Shane Spencer? Is he the next Mike Trout? There is still ...

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A Final Call for Joba Chamberlain to the Yankees Rotation

Joba Chamberlain Fist Pump ALCS

"Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are it might have been." -Kurt Vonegut Think back to the excitement of Joba Chamberlain.  Here was a 22 year old pitcher pumping 100 mile per hour fastballs past prodigious power hitters and unleashing devastating sliders that seemed to disappear straight into the dirt.  Not only ...

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Yankees Trade Target: Wandy Rodriguez

Wandy Rodriguez

With a less than stellar free agent market and several gaping holes in the rotation, it appears likely that the Yankees will fill at least one of these holes through trade.  While It is always fun to dream about acquiring pitchers at the top of the spectrum- Felix Hernandez would fit well with CC Sabathia, ...

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Yankees Scouting Report: Mason Williams


Via Dave Gershman of the Penn League Report: Coming out of the draft last year, many were extremely high on a certain South Carolina commit. That same young guy fell to the Yankees a few rounds in, and he was still touted as a potential everyday player. That would be Mason Williams, and ...

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Yankees Scouting Report: Cito Culver

Via Dave Gershman of the Penn League Report: [Cito Culver] looked much bigger than his listed height at 6'0 or 6'1. He also gained some more strength, which he definitely needed the last time I checked. Starting with the defensive side of things, Culver showed plenty of range, which isn't a surprise ...

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Quick Scouting Report of New Yankee Scottie Allen

The Yankees traded first baseman Juan Miranda to Arizona today and got a 19-year-old right handed pitcher named Scottie Allen in return. I didn't know anything about him, but I did find this brief scouting report via Baseball America: Allen throws four pitches, three of which grade as average at times, but lacks the one ...

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Banuelos Impressed at the Rising Stars Showcase

Last Saturday Manuel Banuelos pitched in the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Showcase. He was impressive as he tossed two innings and struck out three. Here is what ESPN's Keith Law had to say about his performance: … a ridiculous changeup that had plus arm speed and hard, late fading action, and he touched 94 ...

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Scouts Still Don’t See Jesus Montero Sticking As Catcher

Via the NY Daily News: As for [Jesus Montero], whom the Yankees have been hyping as being ready to step in as their No. 1 catcher next season: "That's a real reach," said one of the scouts. "I don't doubt Montero's going to hit in the majors, but his defense behind the plate and handling ...

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