Yankees Minor League Report: A Preview of the 2020 Season

2019 was an interesting season down on the farm.  The pitchers mostly lived up to their hype while the hitters (as expected) lagged behind.  The Yankees promoted very few position players during the season, which was weird.  However, when you look back at the campaigns, not many hitters deserved promotions up the chain.  Hopefully, this…More

A Look at the Yankees Non-Roster Invitees

Here is a list and a brief synopsis on the players the Yankees are inviting to spring training camp.  Remember that 40-man roster players automatically are invited to camp. If you are wondering where a top prospect like Deivi Garcia is, he is on the 40-man roster so he doesn’t get this kind of “invite”.  The odds…More

My Take: Yankees Acquire James Nelson for Stephen Tarpley

When the Yankees designated Stephen Tarpley for assignment to make room for Brett Gardner, there was little doubt he was going to become a target for somebody.  A hard-throwing left-handed pitcher who shows the ability to miss bats is a pitcher that many teams would love to add to their organization, as long as they have the 40-man…More

My Take: What is Left for the Yankees to do?

The Yankees have been quiet since reeling in the offseason’s biggest fish and it is hard to blame them for that.  They have placed an ace at the top of their rotation and likely feel that the current squad is World Series worthy and probably the World Series favorites.  There aren’t many teams in the…More

My Take: The Yankees Trade Chance Adams to the Royals

Prospects were placed on this Earth to simultaneously excite and frustrate baseball fans. When the Yankees drafted Chance Adams in the fifth round out of Dallas Baptist back in 2015, it wasn't with much fanfare.   He made 23 appearances for Dallas Baptist that season, all of which were out of the bullpen.   The numbers were strong (1.98…More

My Take on Gerrit Cole and the Yankees’ Offseason Thus Far

When the Yankees badly want a player, they usually end up getting that player. If there is any lesson to be learned from the Gerrit Cole negotiations, it is that the Yankees will still go above and beyond for any player the organization thinks they need.  While there was some internal debate regarding Manny Machado last winter, there seemingly…More

My Take: A Look at the Yankees’ Offseason

Were the Yankees a success or a failure in 2019? I love these types of questions because there isn't a right or wrong answer from a fan's perspective.  Some fans feel that only a title is enough to satisfy what they crave.   Other fans look at the entire journey to decide whether or not the…More

Yankees Minor League Report: The Year in Review

Before I begin:   A special shoutout to NYYPlayerDev, MLB Pipeline, Fangraphs, 2080 Prospects, Prospects 1500, Pinstripe Alley (I linked to their draft log for much of the season), the now-defunct River Avenue Blues (who gave us a special shoutout as they were closing shop), Matt Kardos (Trenton reporter), Conor Foley (Scranton), Donnie Collins (Scranton), Josh Norris (Baseball America), Virginia Yankee…More