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Deivi García uses '19 to develop talent, mentality

January 10, 2020

MIAMI -- As the Yankees’ No. 1 prospect at last summer’s Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game, Deivi García was at ease and poised while surrounded by media in the home clubhouse at Cleveland’s Progressive Field. After completing a mostly successful 2019 that saw him promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for the

10 teams with prospects for blockbuster trades

December 3, 2019

It’s been a relatively quiet trade market so far, with only a few notable deals having transpired since the completion of the postseason. But as teams continue to assess their roster ahead of 2020 and weigh which free agents might fit their budget, it shouldn’t be long until things pick

Yankees Arizona Fall League updates

October 26, 2019

Six Yankees prospects are playing for the Surprise Saguaros in the 2019 Arizona Fall League: Right-handers Daniel Bies, Aaron McGarity and Glenn Otto, catcher Donny Sands, outfielder Josh Stowers and first baseman Brandon Wagner. Righty Derek Craft appeared in three games and threw 2 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on

Wagner named AFL Hitter of the Week

Yankees 1B connected on pair of grand slams
October 2, 2019

PEORIA, Ariz. -- After a breakout 2018 in which he led Yankees farmhands with 70 walks and placed second with 21 homers, Brandon Wagner slumped terribly this year. He hit just .179/.290/.280 with eight homers and posted the fourth-worst batting average among Minor League full-season qualifiers. New York gave Wagner

Pipeline names Yankees Prospects of the Year

Outfielder Smith, right-hander Yajure honored as 2019 standouts
September 19, 2019

As a group, the Double-A Trenton Thunder earned the right to pop the corks as Eastern League champions. But the best individual performances in the Yankees’ organization took place at the lower levels, where outfielder Canaan Smith and right-hander Miguel Yajure enjoyed standout seasons. In recognition of their stellar campaigns,

Yanks prospect turns season around with no-no

July 26, 2019

A rough season for the Yankees’ eighth-ranked prospect crested to an extremely bright spot Friday. Gameday | Yankees prospect stats | Yankees' Top 30 Prospects list Right-hander Trevor Stephan twirled a seven-inning no-hitter for Class A Advanced Tampa in its 2-0 win over Jupiter, the Marlins’ Class A affiliate, in

Yanks land No. 1-ranked international prospect

Scouting director: Dominguez is 'the kind of player who makes the hair on your arm stand up'
July 2, 2019

The Yankees have secured the top talent on the international market and continue to stock their system with elite international prospects. Jasson Dominguez, the top prospect on MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 International Prospects list, has signed a deal with the Yankees for $5.1 million, and outfielder Jhon Diaz (No. 18)

Here are some future All-Stars from AL East

June 20, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- As the influx of young super-talent mingles with its veteran counterpart across the country, many teams this season have developed exciting storylines regardless of win/loss record. In the American League East, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. burst on the scene in Toronto and Nate Lowe has helped the Rays

Yankees sign first-round Draft pick Volpe

June 10, 2019

NEW YORK -- Twenty-seven summers ago, the Yankees invited their top Draft selection for a guided tour of Yankee Stadium, a place that they hoped the lanky high school shortstop would one day call home. Derek Jeter could not have known that those would be fondly recalled as the first

Yanks agree to terms with 7 Draft picks (source)

June 7, 2019

The Yankees have signed seven of their 2019 MLB Draft picks, including their Competitive Balance Round A pick TJ Sikkema, a source told’s Mark Feinsand on Friday. New York took Sikkema, a left-hander from the University of Missuori, with the 38th overall pick they received as compensation from the

Yanks load up in Draft with 31 college players

NY takes high school SS Volpe with first pick, then targets pitching
June 6, 2019

More than 1,200 players were selected in this week’s MLB Draft, 41 of them by the Yankees. While many experts lauded New York for its selections in the first 10 rounds, Damon Oppenheimer knows all too well that the success of this Draft won’t truly be known for quite a

Yanks pick Leiter's son

35 years after selecting father, NY picks Jack, who remains steadfast in college commitment
June 5, 2019

As the Yankees pondered what to do with their 20th-round selection on Day 3 of the MLB Draft, Damon Oppenheimer felt the time was right to take his shot. The Yankees selected Jack Leiter, a right-handed pitcher from Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J., a hurler ranked No. 33 by MLB

Yankees focus on college arms on Draft Day 2

June 4, 2019

The Yankees went back to college Tuesday. One day after making high school shortstop Anthony Volpe its No. 1 pick, New York selected eight college players on Tuesday in Rounds 3-10, including six pitchers. • Draft Tracker Through the first two days of the Draft, the Yankees have taken 11

Boone makes mystery call to Yankees' top pick

June 4, 2019

TORONTO -- The celebration was already underway at Anthony Volpe's home in northern New Jersey on Monday evening, when the telephone rang with an unknown number. The caller identified himself, then offered his congratulations to the Yankees' first-round selection. "It was neat," said manager Aaron Boone, the mystery caller. "You

Yankees draft N.J. native Volpe at No. 30

June 4, 2019

NEW YORK -- The Yankees did not have to venture far from Yankee Stadium to find their first selection in the 2019 MLB Draft, selecting high school shortstop Anthony Volpe from Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J. with the 30th overall pick. New York also selected left-hander T.J. Sikkema from the

Is there another Judge awaiting Yanks in Draft?

June 3, 2019

NEW YORK -- To understand the importance of the MLB Draft, look no further than the three boxed-in rows of Yankee Stadium's Section 104, where fans don black robes and hoist foam gavels each night. The Yankees hit a grand slam when they made Fresno State University center fielder Aaron

Yankees put Estrada in unfamiliar territory

April 27, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- It has been fewer than five months since Yankees general manager Brian Cashman pointed to what he believed to be a well-stocked stable on the 40-man roster, explaining why the team had little interest in adding to a group of six outfielders they were carrying at the

5 prospects who could shake up the AL East

April 11, 2019

Last season was a banner year for prospects in the American League East. Could 2019 prove even better? Highly-regarded blue-chippers emerged across the board to make an impact in 2018, from Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar making runs at the AL Rookie of the Year Award in New York, Lourdes

Estrada grateful for callup to Yankees

Infield prospect overcomes shooting in Venezuela to reach Majors
April 4, 2019

BALTIMORE -- Thairo Estrada arrived at Camden Yards on Thursday to view a big league uniform hanging in his assigned locker. For a few terrifying moments, the Yankees infield prospect could not have known if a day like this was going to be possible. Shot in the right hip during

Estrada to replace Tulowitzki on roster (source)

April 3, 2019

The Yankees will call up infielder Thairo Estrada, the club's 19th-ranked prospect per MLB Pipeline, to replace the injured Troy Tulowitzki on the active roster, a source tells's Mark Feinsand. The club has not officially announced the callup. Tulowitzki exited the Yankees' 2-1 loss to the Tigers after three

Starting spots for Yankees' Top 30 prospects

April 3, 2019

With the 2019 Minor League Baseball season getting underway, here's a look at where the Yankees' Top 30 prospects are starting the year. We also identify the prospect who just missed the Top 30 list, a player who didn't make the big league Opening Day roster but should make an

Here's a look at the Yankees' farm system

March 20, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. -- If young pitchers who can throw hard are your thing, then you should really head to Yankees Minor League camp. It’s still too early to know exactly what they’ll become, but there’s some serious arm strength brewing at the lower levels of the system here. There’s a

X-rays reveal wrist fracture for Florial

Top prospect to undergo further tests Monday after leaping into center-field wall
March 16, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. -- Yankees top prospect Estevan Florial will be sidelined for the beginning of his Minor League season, having sustained a non-displaced right wrist fracture during New York's 17-7 Grapefruit League victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Florial, who is rated as the

Florial shows strength with homer vs. Phils 

Paxton strikes out five in scoreless start; a look at potential fill-ins for Yankees' rotation
March 7, 2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Estevan Florial rounded the bases on Thursday afternoon after slugging a jaw-dropping three-run homer onto the berm beyond Spectrum Field's left-center-field wall. In the visiting dugout, Yankees manager Aaron Boone nudged the Hall of Famer next to him. "'Wow. There is a short list of people who

Loaisiga cruises in 2019 debut vs. Rays

February 24, 2019

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Jonathan Loaisiga made his first Spring Training start of 2019 a breeze. Manager Aaron Boone even referred to it as “ho-hum.”