Who Should Stay? Who Should Go? Yankees 40-Man Roster

The New York Yankees have a system stacked with prospects.

Up and down the organization, each minor league team has an abundance of players that arguably should already be at a higher level than they will be starting the season. This is a good problem to have, but one that creates a domino effect with each roster decision.

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Comparing the 2016 Yankees to the 2017 Team

Now that spring training is over and the regular season begins, all the experts weigh in with their opinions of who will be this year’s best. In the American League East, the Boston Red Sox are the popular choice to be on top. The New York Yankees can be found anywhere from second to fifth.

Last year, Manager Joe Girardi led the Yankees to a record of 84-78 and a fourth-place finish, even though they should have only won 79 games as they scored 680 runs while allowing 702. Those 84 wins … [visit site to read more]

Examining the Yankees’ Positions: The Right Fielders

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 is the most impressive collection of young players that the Yankees have had in my lifetime. We will examine the organization from top to bottom, focusing on each player’s primary position. As we continue this series, today we will concentrate on the right fielders.

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Yankees Dealing With A Series of Early Season Injuries

Brian Cashman addressed a foot injury to first baseman Greg Bird on Saturday before the Yankees’ afternoon game in Baltimore. The injury, which was first sustained in Clearwater last week, was said to be considered of small concern. An x-ray was taken and was negative. His status is day-to-day, and the team is hoping that Bird will be … [visit site to read more]

Minor League Spring Training is Worth The Experience

For years, I have tried to make it to Florida during March. While down there, I always attempt to make it to Tampa so I can watch a Yankees’ Grapefruit League game at The Boss. Last year, my kids and I were in the second row right behind the catcher. Excellent seats. Excellent time. Great memories!

This year was my first year going to spring training, not as a fan, but rather as a writer. Being that we, here at Pinstriped Prospects, specialize in the Yankees’ minor leagues, I was told to … [visit site to read more]

Examining the Yankees’ Positions: The Center Fielders

Centerfield for the Yankees is traditionally the most iconic position in the sport. Historically players like Earle Combs, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, visit site to read more]

Examining the Yankees’ Positions: The Left Fielders

The New York Yankees have one of the best farm systems in baseball. We have been examining the organization from top to bottom, focusing on each player’s primary position. As we continue this series, today we will focus on the left fielders.

Brett Gardner is the longest tenured Yankee, drafted in the third round of the 2005 June amateur … [visit site to read more]

Examining the New York Yankees Opening Day Roster

Aaron Judge in Spring Training with the Yankees in 2015 (Bryan Green)

The New York Yankees have finalized their 2017 opening day roster. As usual, most of it was determined long before spring training started, but some interesting decisions had to be made.

Catchers
After last year’s historic finish and the following trade of Brian McCann to the Houston Astros, it was … [visit site to read more]

Pinstriped Profile: Ronald Herrera

Ronald Herrera was born May 3, 1995 and grew up in Maracay, Venezuela. He was signed by the Oakland Athletics in December of 2011. The right handed starting pitcher stands in at 5’11” and weighs 193 pounds.

2012
The A’s assigned Herrera to their team in the Dominican Summer League. For … [visit site to read more]

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]