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The latest on Jasson Dominguez

Keeping tabs on the No. 28 overall prospect
May 4, 2021

April 29: The time is almost now You know the drill ... Jasson Dominguez has yet to make his pro debut but we're compelled to remind you that he draws comparisons to some of the best athletes in baseball history, such as Bo Jackson, Mickey Mantle and Mike Trout. Signed

New Minors parks, team names for '21

At long last, Trash Pandas, Cannon Ballers & more set to make on-field debuts
@BensBiz
May 4, 2021

The Minor League Baseball season begins Tuesday, marking the first time Minor League games have been played since September of 2019. There will be a lot to look forward to come Opening Night, including a robust slate of ballpark, team name and logo debuts. Six Minor League teams are set

Where Yanks' top prospects are starting '21

@JimCallisMLB
May 4, 2021

With the Minor League season opening on May 4, here's where the Yankees' Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

Yanks lay out plan for Dominguez, prospects

Club hopes 18-year-old will be 'steamroller' through Minor Leagues
May 3, 2021

NEW YORK -- Jasson Dominguez is one of baseball’s top prospects, a switch-hitting wunderkind who has drawn physical comparisons to Bo Jackson, Mickey Mantle and Mike Trout. The Yankees still want to treat him like one of the guys, and they had some fun delivering his assignment to begin the

Dominguez starting at extended spring camp

May 2, 2021

NEW YORK -- Austin Wells, the Yankees' top pick in last year's MLB Draft, is slated to begin his professional career this week with Low-A Tampa -- though fans must wait a bit longer for a glimpse of Jasson Dominguez, the club's No. 1 prospect according to MLB Pipeline. Dominguez

These farm systems could jump in 2021

@SamDykstraMiLB
April 28, 2021

The 2021 Minor League season begins at last next Tuesday, and that is cause for many celebrations. Among the reasons for joy is the fact that wide-ranging prospect evaluations will no longer be static. Games against actual competition will give us the best looks at Minor Leaguers' skills that we've

Fun facts for every Low-A Southeast team

Florida-based league home to old ballparks, long affiliations, boy bands and wrestlers
@BensBiz
April 28, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the 10th in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Fun facts for all 12 High-A East teams

Bruce Springsteen, Mr. Celery and Couch Potatoes populate eclectic circuit
@BensBiz
April 19, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the seventh in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Fun facts for all 12 Double-A Northeast teams

Explore a league populated by iconic logos, slick-fielding announcers and scenic coasters
@BensBiz
April 7, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly-named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the fourth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique fact

One fun fact for all 20 Triple-A East teams

From nachos to noodles to nuns, a celebration of Minor League Baseball's largest circuit
@BensBiz
March 29, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly-named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the first in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique fact

Deivi delivers in latest bid for rotation spot

March 9, 2021

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Deivi García’s first outing of the spring was marred by two mistakes, both of which landed beyond the outfield walls. This time the Yankees right-hander returned to the clubhouse satisfied by each of his 37 pitches. “I felt really good today,” said García, who struck out five

C prospect Wells impressing in Yanks camp

March 9, 2021

TAMPA, Fla. -- Austin Wells will always remember his first at-bat of Spring Training, which also happened to be his first plate appearance in a professional uniform. With no Minor League games to play last season, the Yankees’ first-round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft had to wait longer than

Here are the Yanks' 2021 Top 30 prospects

@JimCallisMLB
March 9, 2021

The Yankees had less opportunity to acquire and develop prospects than perhaps any franchise in 2020. They possessed just three picks in the Draft after forfeiting their second- and fifth-rounders for the free-agent signing of Gerrit Cole, while MLB's pandemic-related temporary prohibition on trading for international bonus pool money helped

Deivi 'proud to be compared' to Pedro

March 4, 2021

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The name Pedro Martinez is mentioned and Deivi García nods knowingly, a slight smile creasing his youthful face. Hearing your name in the same sentence as one of the greatest pitchers ever to touch a Dominican Republic mound is at once a great honor and an unforgiving

No. 2 prospect Schmidt shut down 3-4 wks

Notes on Cole's first BP, Montgomery's status as sole lefty, Chirinos' mentality
February 22, 2021

TAMPA, Fla. -- Clarke Schmidt, the Yankees’ No. 2 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, will be shut down from throwing for at least three weeks after being diagnosed with a common extensor strain near his right elbow. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that Schmidt experienced discomfort after tossing in the

Now 18, can Dominguez live up to the hype?

@JesseSanchezMLB
February 7, 2021

A version of this story was first published in November 2020. Jasson Dominguez had big news and he couldn’t wait to share it. It had been a few months since the outfielder had signed with the Yankees for $5.1 million, and apart from buying his parents a home in the

Top P prospect Schmidt 'hungrier than ever'

January 14, 2021

Clarke Schmidt heard the knocks on the door of his Pennsylvania hotel room, believing that a guest had complained about the noise of his all-night video game tournament. Instead, he was greeted by a trio of Yankees coaches, rushing him to pack a bag and get to Baltimore as soon

Yankees' Top 5 int'l signings of all time

January 14, 2021

During a typical international signing period, the Yankees’ preference is to use their available bonus pool on a variety of players, understanding that the science of forecasting prospects is imprecise. Yet when their evaluators had the opportunity to scout Jasson Dominguez, they agreed that his potential elite-level talent made it

Yanks lose 7 Minor Leaguers in Rule 5 Draft

December 10, 2020

NEW YORK -- The Yankees had three players selected from their organization in the Major League phase of Thursday's Rule 5 Draft: right-hander Garrett Whitlock, infielder Kyle Holder and right-hander Trevor Stephan. Whitlock was taken by the Red Sox, Holder by the Phillies and Stephan by the Indians. The Yankees

Here's the state of the Yankees' farm system

@JimCallisMLB
November 24, 2020

The Yankees may have won just a single World Series championship in the last two decades, leaving them one more year without a title from matching the most fallow period in franchise history, but they remain a perennial contender. They made their fourth consecutive playoff appearance in 2020 and reached

Yankees protect four from Rule 5 Draft

@ladsonbill24
November 20, 2020

NEW YORK -- The Yankees made several moves on Friday, adding right-handers Roansy Contreras, Yoendrys Gomez and Alexander Vizcaíno and infielder Oswald Peraza to the Major League roster at the deadline for protection from the Rule 5 Draft. Contreras is ranked as the organization's No. 19 prospect, according to MLB

Yankees prospect report from alternate site

@JimCallisMLB
October 9, 2020

With alternate training sites having ended, MLB Pipeline is recapping the development highlights for the prospects involved for each organization. Top position prospect: Estevan Florial, OF (No. 7 on Yankees Top 30) When they formed their 60-man list, the Yankees went with players they believed could help them win the

Rookie to make Yankees history in G2 start

October 5, 2020

Deivi García's brief big league career has been notable for his unflappable confidence, and the Yankees believe that quality will serve the right-hander well on Tuesday as he becomes the youngest postseason starting pitcher in franchise history.

Deivi excited to start at Pedro's former home

September 19, 2020

When Deivi García reported to big league camp this spring, the touted Yankees prospect requested a belt with No. 45 on it. The number was unavailable to be worn on a jersey, having been issued to ace Gerrit Cole, but it was the rookie’s small way of paying homage to

Here's how the Yanks landed Jorge Posada

September 14, 2020

The more things change, the more they remain the same. Jorge Posada is 50 years old now. He played his last big league game nine years ago, the culmination of 17 years in the Majors with the Yankees, which included five World Series rings, five All-Star appearances and five Silver