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Category Archives: Prospect Profiles
BBDP Nickname: "Rutzkrieg" Evan Rutckyj (pronounced ROOT-ski) recently made his debut for the Charleston River Dogs, his first start in full season ball. Most people have never heard of this tall, Canadian born left handed pitcher. If Extended Spring Training was any indication, however, people will know who he is by the end of this season. ...
Jose Ramirez is often remembered as the reason the Yankees were so willing to part ways with Arodys Vizcaino in the trade for Javier Vazquez (still bitter about that one). In 2010 it looked like the Yankees gave the Braves the wrong prospect, as Ramirez hit a wall and Vizcaino shot up the prospect rankings. ...
Background Melquisedec or Melky Mesa, 24, is a right handed hitting outfielder listed at 6-1 and 165-pounds. He was born in Bajos de Haina in the Dominican Republic and was signed by the Yankees on July 2, 2003. Pro Career Mesa started his pro career in the Dominican Summer League in 2004. In his first year he ...
Background William Douglas Mitchell, or D.J. Mitchell, 23, is a right handed pitcher listed at 6-2 and 165-pounds. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he went to North Forsyth High School. He was actually a center fielder in high school and did not pitch. After graduating Mitchell went to Clemson University his freshman year ...
Background Christopher Culver, or Cito Culver, 18, is a switch hitting shortstop listed at 6-0 and 185-pounds. He was born and raised in Rochester, New York where he went to Irondequoit High School. As a senior Culver hit .561 with 10 doubles, five triples, nine homers, 38 RBI's, and 20 walks in just 22 games. Culver ...
Be sure to read our prospect profiles. There are 19 of them so far (Cito Culver is scheduled to be published later today) and I plan on doing at least 10-20 more. So don't fall behind on your Yankees prospects. Jose Ramirez, RHP J. R. Murphy, C Graham Stoneburner, RHP Bradley Suttle, 3B/1B Brett Marshall, RHP Corban Joseph, 2B/3B David Phelps, RHP David ...
Background Jose Ramirez, 21, is a right handed pitcher listed at 6-1 and 155-pounds. He was born in Yaguate, Dominican Republic. When the Yankees signed him on June 10, 2007 he wasn't considered a big prospect and didn't sign for a large bonus. Pro Career When Ramirez started out with the Yankees he was just a skinny ...
Background John R. Murphy, or J. R. Murphy, 19, is a right handed hitting catcher who is listed at 6-0 and 190-pounds. He was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida. Murphy went under the radar as a prospect after he missed his entire junior year due to knee surgery. His senior year was spent ...