Pinstriped Profile: Blake Rutherford

Blake Rutherford with the Pulaski Yankees (Jarah Wright)

Born in Morristown, NJ on May 2, 1997, Blake Rutherford and his family moved to Simi Valley, California when he was very young. He went on to Chaminade College Prep school in West Hills, California. He is the younger brother of Cole Rutherford, a senior at Cornell University of the Ivy League.

At Chaminade, he … [visit site to read more]

Pinstriped Profile: Gleyber Torres

Gleyber Torres in the Arizona Fall League ( Ryan "Moose" Morris - Freelance Photographer)

Gleyber Torres was initially signed by the Chicago Cubs as an international free agent on  July 2, 2013, for $1.7 Million.  Born in Caracas, Venezuela, the 20-year old middle infielder has quickly become the number one prospect in the Yankees farm system.

2014
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10 Yankees Included in Minor League Ball Top 200 Prospects Rankings

Chance Adams struck out 10 in 4.1 innings Wednesday afternoon (Photo by Martin Griff)

John Sickels recently released his list of top 200 prospects over at Minor League Ball. The New York Yankees were represented by ten players. This is not surprising, as their system ranks as the second best in the league, per Baseball America.

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Examining the Yankees’ Positions: The First-Round Draft Picks

James Kaprielian with the Tampa Yankees (©Mark LoMoglio/Yankees)

The Yankees have one of the best systems in all of baseball. In this installment of our series, we will look at recent Yankees first-round picks.

The MLB June amateur draft is how teams stock their minor-league farm systems with talent.  They hope to develop their selections into bona fide major-leaguers.  It is a guessing game as to whether the 18-year-old selected will progress into a player capable of succeeding at the top level by the time they turn 24.

Scouting departments do their … [visit site to read more]

Examining the Yankees’ Positions: The Shortstops

Gleyber Torres in the Arizona Fall League ( Ryan "Moose" Morris - Freelance Photographer)

The Yankees have one of the best systems in all of baseball. In this installment of our series, we will focus on the shortstops.

Derek Jeter was taken in the first round of the 1993 June amateur draft.  He quickly ascended the organizational ladder.  Once he made it to the majors, he spent the next two decades as the … [visit site to read more]

Examining the Yankees’ Positions: The Designated Hitters

Matt Snyder got his got his first Double_A hit in his Trenton debut Friday night. (Bryan Green)

The New York Yankees have one of the best minor league systems in all of baseball.  The number of top prospects in the organization rivals all other teams.

Beyond that, the depth of talent on the farm in the most impressive collection of young players that the Yankees have had in my lifetime.  As we prepare for the start of spring training, let’s look at this depth, position by position.  We will examine the organization from top to bottom, focusing on each player’s primary … [visit site to read more]

Pinstriped Prospects Weekly Roundup: March 12, 2017

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The New York Yankees continued their dominance of the Grapefruit League mid-way and through spring training.  They have run their record to 13-3 behind strong starting pitching and an offense that is hitting home runs at an impressive rate.  We already knew that the minor-league teams will be fun to watch this year, perhaps the boys in the Bronx can surprise us as well.

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Pinstriped Profile: Jake Cave

Jake Cave was born on December 4, 1992, in Hampton, Virginia.  He was a standout pitcher at Kecoughtan High School when the New York Yankees selected him in the 6th round of the 2011 June amateur draft. Others selected in this draft include visit site to read more]

Pinstriped Prospects Weekly Roundup: March 5, 2017

 

We are already into the third week of spring training.  Game results generally are not important this time of year.  It’s more about preparing the players both mentally and physically for the upcoming six-month grind.  It is also a time for teams to look at younger players from their farm system.

Obviously, it’s always a lot more fun to win.  That said, the New York Yankees must be having a lot of fun.  They have started out 8-2 through their first 10 games of play in the … [visit site to read more]

Pinstriped Profiles: Dustin Fowler

Dustin Fowler was born December 29, 1994 in Cadwell, Georgia.  The left-handed center fielder stands in at 6-foot-tall and weighs 195 pounds.  The New York Yankees selected him in the 18th round of the 2013 June amateur draft out of West Lauren’s High School in Dexter, Georgia.  The draft class also included Clint Frazier, Billy McKinney, Aaron Judge, Ian Clarkin and Tyler Wade.

2013

He began his pro career in the Gulf Coast League in July of 2013.  In 30 … [visit site to read more]