All-Star Break Review: A Look at the Yankees’ First-Half of The Season

Yankees Mid-Season Review

Losing Sucks

The New York Yankees started off the 2017 campaign playing much better than expected. They peaked on June 12 at 15 games over .500. However, mounting injuries have taken their toll, resulting in them stumbling to the All-Star break, a meager four games over. The optimism that was felt mere weeks ago has continuously eroded away with each mounting bullpen collapse.

The injuries have limited several key players to … [visit site to read more]

Sabathia injury leads to roster moves

According to sources, Domingo German will once again be brought up to the New York Yankees to take CC Sabathia’s roster spot. Sabathia has a grade 2 hamstring injury and a short DL stint is expected. German, 24, made his Major-League debut earlier this week, before returning to Scranton. German is expected to work in tandem with Chad Green to cover any starts that Sabathia will miss.

The corresponding roster moves will result in some very deserved promotions. The upper levels of the … [visit site to read more]

Column: Thoughts A Third of The Way Through

Thoughts after the first third of the Yankees season.

There’s an old baseball saying: you can’t win a division in April, but you can lose it. The 2016 New York Yankees went 8-14 in April. Although they finished strong and ended the season 84-78, it was a constant uphill battle because of the poor start to the year.

The 2017 Yankees started out the complete opposite, going 15-8 in the season’s first month. This has set them up to be relevant all summer long.

Now that May is over and … [visit site to read more]

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]