Category Archives: Prospect Profiles

2014 Breakout Candidate: Cito Culver

Cito Culver

The Basics: Name: Cito Culver Position: SS Handedness: Bats right, throws right handed. Age: 21 Draft: 2010 first round draft pick from Rochester, NY Size: 6-foot-0, 190-pounds Best Tool: Defense BBDP Rank: 24 Since the day he was drafted, Cito Culver has been a divisive player amongst prospect fans and followers. The reason for that is not because of anything he has done wrong, ...

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Prospect Park: Jordan Cote

Jordan Cote

The Basics: BBDP Nickname: JoCo Name: Jordan Cote Age: 21 Draft: 2011 3rd round pick out of Northfield, NH Size: 6-foot-5, 215-pounds Fastball: 92 mph Other Pitchers: Fastball, Slider, Changeup BBDP Ranking: 39 Position: RHP When Jordan Cote was signed in the third round in the 2011 draft, the Yankees saw him as a long term project. At the time, he was sitting anywhere between ...

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Prospect Park: Jake Cave

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The Basics: Name: Jake Cave Position: CF Handedness: Bats and throws Left-handed Age: 20 Draft: 2011 6th round pick out of Hampton, VA Size: 6-foot-0, 180-pounds Best Tool: Hit tool, defense BBDP Rank: 50 In the year before being drafted, Jake Cave had a phenomenal high school season. He had success as both a pitcher and an outfielder. In his senior season he hit ...

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2014 Breakout Candidate: Caleb Smith


The Basics: Name: Caleb Smith Age: 22 Draft: 2013 14th round pick out of Sam Houston State Size: 6-foot-3, 180-pounds Fastball: 95 mph Other Pitchers: Slider, Changeup BBDP Ranking: 48 Position: LHP Born and raised in Huntsville, Texas, Caleb Smith has been in Texas most of his life. He attended college at Sam Houston State University, where he was a starting pitcher. This past ...

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BBDP Scouting Profile: Caleb Cotham


BBDP Nickname: Cotham City Age: 25 Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 210 pounds Throws: Right Max velocity: 96 Born in: Mt. Juliet, Tennessee College: Vanderbilt No one has moved through the system faster in the past two seasons than Caleb Cotham. Part of this is because of his age and because his career started off slowly due to injury. The other part is because he ...

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2013 BBDP Breakout Candidate: Austin Aune

Austin Aune

Age: 19 Height: 6-foot-2 Weight: 190-pounds Bats: Left Throws: Right Position: SS vs. OF BBDP Rank: 31 In 2011 the Yankees drafted Sam Stafford with their 2nd round draft pick. He didn't sign because he had shoulder issues and was not as healthy as advertised. As a result of that, the Yankees received a compensation pick in the 2012 2nd round. They ...

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Scouting Profile: Mark Montgomery

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BBDP Nickname: Monty Python If the Yankees are good at developing one type of prospect it is relief pitchers. There have been several recent success stories, and there are a few good relief prospects on the brink of a promotion to the major leagues. One guy who is closer than you might think is Mark Montgomery. ...

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Prospect Profile: Mason Williams

Mason Williams

By now you've most likely heard of him. As one of the bonus babies, he signed for $1.5 million in 2010. Prospect pundits rank him as the consensus third best prospect in the system. The son of Derwin Williams, a former wide receiver for the New England Patriots, he was clearly the beneficiary of some ...

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