Category Archives: Prospect Profiles

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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BBDP 2015 Breakout candidate: Ty Hensley

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Another year has gone by and now it’s time to profile the guys most likely to break out in 2015. Last year was a “meh” year for me, going 3/6 if you’re being generous. Abiatal Avelino got hurt in the midst of his breakout season, Brad Lail definitely broke out, and Caleb Smith made it ...

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2014 Midseason top 50 Yankees prospects

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This season the post draft top 50 prospects is no different than any other year. The only difference is that the Yankees acquired far more talent in the international free agent (IFA) market this year than in the draft. Unfortunately we do not have enough information on the new IFA signings to include them in ...

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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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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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