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5 prospects who could shake up the AL East

@JoeTrezz
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
@BryanHoch
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)

@mattkellyMLB
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 MLB.com'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

@JimCallisMLB
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

@JonathanMayo
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
@BryanHoch
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
@BryanHoch
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.”

Yankees deal Gray to Reds, land OF prospect

NY reels in Stowers from Seattle in 2nd trade; Sanmartin also acquired
January 18, 2019

NEW YORK -- Sonny Gray is receiving the change of scenery he coveted, shipped to the Reds on Monday afternoon as part of a three-way trade that resulted in the Yankees' acquisition of outfield prospect Josh Stowers from the Mariners.Thirteen weeks after general manager Brian Cashman candidly said he was

Yanks' Florial finds rhythm in Fall League

NY's No. 2 prospect notches pair of base knocks, including RBI triple
October 22, 2018

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Estevan Florial was 1-for-23 entering Monday's Arizona Fall League Game between the Glendale Desert Dogs and the Peoria Javelinas.MLB Pipeline's No. 2 Yankees prospect and No. 45 overall went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a 6-2 win for Glendale -- an effort which

Adams solid in debut, but Yanks can't solve Sox

NY falls 8 1/2 games back in AL East after 3rd straight loss to Boston
August 4, 2018

BOSTON -- Yankees manager Aaron Boone slipped through Fenway Park's visiting clubhouse and disappeared into his office with a plate of food for some solitude, his mind set and focused on one thing -- tomorrow."I'm a broken record," Boone said. "Tomorrow is always really important."But with the Yanks at risk

Yanks, No. 9-rated int'l prospect agree to deal

After adding to bonus pool via trade, NY reaches terms with righty Osiel Rodriguez
July 29, 2018

NEW YORK -- Just one day after acquiring $1 million in international bonus pool money from the Cardinals along with first baseman Luke Voit in exchange for Chasen Shreve and Giovanny Gallegos, the Yankees continued to prepare for the international market.New York traded Minor League left-hander Caleb Frare to the

7 contenders with prospects to make a big deal

July 27, 2018

At this time of year, when buyers are competing to bolster their rosters for the stretch run and sellers are looking to next season and beyond, arguably nothing is more important than the prospects contenders have -- and are willing -- to trade.While much attention is paid to the top

No. 7 prospect Acevedo gets taste of Show

Right-hander called up from Double-A, sent back down on same day
July 21, 2018

NEW YORK -- Domingo Acevedo's excitement from getting his first callup to the Majors was short-lived, as the Yankees optioned the right-hander back to Double-A Trenton after Saturday's 7-6 win over the Mets.The Yankees' No. 7 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, temporarily took the roster spot of right-hander Domingo German,

Loaisiga sent to Triple-A with Cole ready

Right-hander could return next week for doubleheader
July 3, 2018

NEW YORK -- After making his first four Major League starts in the absence of an injured Masahiro Tanaka, Jonathan Loaisiga was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following the Yankees' 5-3, 11-inning loss to the Braves on Monday night.The right-hander threw 92 pitches in just four innings, allowing three runs on

Yankees sign Severino's brother Rafael

19-year-old righty heads to academy in Dominican Republic
July 2, 2018

NEW YORK -- Pitching for the Yankees was a childhood dream for Luis Severino, who once counted a cap that bore the interlocking "NY" among his prized possessions. He would take great care to keep the cap pristine, envisioning himself wearing one like it on the mound at Yankee Stadium.•

Loaisiga joins Yanks with MLB debut on tap

Right-hander, 23, stepping in for Tanaka in rotation
June 14, 2018

NEW YORK -- Jonathan Loaisiga did not say much during his time in Yankees camp this spring, opting to keep a low profile and listen to the more experienced players as much as possible. Even so, the right-hander managed to be noticed by the coaching staff, making an impression with

Seigler among 6 Yankees Draft picks to sign

June 9, 2018

NEW YORK -- Anthony Seigler said that there was "no doubt in my mind" that he would sign with the Yankees and begin his professional career. The first-round pick followed through on that promise on Saturday, agreeing to a full slot bonus of $2,815,900.The Yankees' pipeline grew richer with the

Yanks fill '18 Draft plate from behind the dish

New York selects 7 catchers, with Seigler its 1st choice on Day 1
June 6, 2018

NEW YORK -- Heading into this year's Draft, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the team's plan was to simply draft the best player available, but he also noted that "pitching is the key to the kingdom."Although New York did select 24 pitchers, the team did not stick to

After Green, Yanks stockpile pitching on Day 2

Club drafts 6 hurlers in next 7 picks after taking high school outfielder
June 5, 2018

On Day 2 of the MLB Draft, the Yankees picked up six pitchers, five of which are right-handers, and two outfielders on top of Monday's selections of catchers Anthony Seigler and Josh Breaux.Here's a closer look at the eight newly drafted New York Yankees.• Draft Tracker: Follow every Yankees Draft

L.J. Mazzilli to Yanks in rare swap with Mets

Father Lee played for both New York teams, also coached for Yankees
April 10, 2018

In a rare trade between New York's teams, the Yankees and Mets agreed Tuesday on a deal that sent infielder/outfielder L.J. Mazzilli to the Yanks in exchange for outfielder Kendall Coleman.Mazzilli batted .254/.340/.362 with five home runs and 40 RBIs in 110 games split between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las

Braves edge Yanks for MLB's top farm system

White Sox, Padres, Brewers, Dodgers, Pirates, Rockies, Reds, Rays round out Top 10
March 8, 2017

What makes an organization rank as one of the top farm systems in baseball? Simply put, it's a combination of quality and quantity. The MLBPipeline.com staff ranked the Top 10 systems in the game by considering which organizations have an abundance of elite-level prospect talent as well as depth, in