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Yankees' Top 6 international signings of all time

May 6, 2020

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 pick Brien Taylor had it all. What happened?

Rizzi recalls Yanks' 1991 No. 1 overall pick who never made the bigs
April 1, 2020

There’s absolutely no doubt in his mind. Ron Rizzi has seen countless players in his 53 years in the game, and it’s been almost three decades since he saw the man whose name he’s about to answer, but when asked whether there’s one player who stood out among the rest,

30 prospects we'll be talking about in 2022

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
March 28, 2020

Right now, all baseball fans can do is look ahead to the future. We decided to take that to the extreme by looking two years down the road at which prospects we expect to be big names in 2022. The fact that 14 of the Top 20 players on MLB

Yanks option prospect Garcia, 3 more to Minors

March 27, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Yankees made four roster moves on what would have been Opening Day, optioning infielder Thairo Estrada, right-hander Deivi Garcia, right-hander Ben Heller and right-hander Michael King to the rosters of their Minor League affiliates on Thursday. Estrada, Heller and King were optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, while

How season delay impacts AL East clubs

March 19, 2020

The indefinite delay of Major League Baseball due to the coronavirus pandemic has left teams with much more time for evaluation than originally planned. In the American League East, the uncertainty of when the games will begin has unique implications for each team. Here is a look. Blue Jays Toronto’s

Q&A with Yankees prospect Anthony Volpe

March 18, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. -- One of the more advanced high school players in the 2019 Draft, Anthony Volpe turned down a Vanderbilt commitment to sign with the Yankees for $2,740,300 as the No. 30 overall pick. Mononucleosis hampered The Delbarton School (Morristown, N.J.) product in his pro debut, during which he

Here's a look at the Yankees' farm entering 2020

March 18, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Yankees system has cranked out one potent bat after another in recent years. Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres have placed in the top three in American League Rookie of the Year balloting during the last four seasons, and Sanchez, Judge and Torres

NYY Minor Leaguer tests positive for COVID-19

March 15, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. -- A Yankees Minor League player has tested positive for the coronavirus, general manager Brian Cashman said on Sunday, marking the first known case to impact the Major League Baseball world. The team is not divulging the player’s identity, citing HIPAA regulations, and Cashman said that the player’s

Notes: Prospects honored; Chapman debuts

March 6, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Yankees have announced that right-hander Deivi Garcia and first baseman Chris Gittens were selected as the winners of the 2019 Kevin Lawn Award, representing the Yankees’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year. The players received their awards before the Yankees’ game

Yanks No. 3 prospect Garcia lives up to fanfare

Manager Boone calls 20-year-old's makeup 'kind of off-the-charts'
February 28, 2020

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- There’s a lot riding on Deivi Garcia's first big league Spring Training. Consider this: At just 20 years old, New York’s No. 3 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, has already put himself in position to break camp with the Yankees as a part of the rotation.

Yanks' young arms make Boone 'dream' of future

Chapman throws live batting practice; Judge update
February 27, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. -- Three young arms. Six shutout innings. Seven strikeouts. The Yankees got a glimpse of their future on Thursday, when young right-handers Michael King, Clarke Schmidt and Jonathan Loaisiga were at their best against the Rays. King, the No. 25 prospect in the Yankees' system per MLB Pipeline,

Filthiest secondary pitches among top prospects

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 27, 2020

Feel to spin. Deception. Missing bats. Generating weak contact. These are all terms used in describing pitchers’ secondary stuff. Whether it’s a curveball, slider, changeup or occasionally something like a splitter or cutter, these are the offerings a pitcher often uses to put away hitters. And a lot of pitching

Here are the Yankees' 2020 Top 30 Prospects

February 27, 2020

The Yankees have the cash to land any free agent they covet -- here's looking at you, Gerrit Cole -- but their ability to sign and develop young talent has contributed significantly to their back-to-back 100-win seasons. In the last four years, they've graduated four position players who have finished

Notes: Monty's heater; Judge, 'Martian' updates

February 24, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. -- Jordan Montgomery is showcasing some extra heat this spring, which could make a difference as the left-hander begins his battle for a rotation spot. Montgomery touched 94 mph on the George M. Steinbrenner Field radar gun in his first Grapefruit League appearance of the year on Monday

Each team's top power-hitting prospect

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 20, 2020

The 2019 Major League season will be remembered as the Year of the Home Run after players across baseball combined to hit a record 6,776 homers -- up from 5,585 in 2018 -- and 14 different teams set a new franchise record. National League Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso

One prospect to watch on each team

February 13, 2020

The future is now. As Spring Training gets underway, there will be position battles and players with much to prove. But there will also be highly touted prospects who will be putting their talents on display against Major Leaguers during Cactus League and Grapefruit League action. Here's a guide to

These prospects have the best fastballs

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 11, 2020

Perhaps nothing gets a ballpark buzzing more than a long home run or a sizzling fastball. Scoreboards display velocity so fans can marvel at how hard flamethrowers deliver their heat. The current king of big league fastballers is Jordan Hicks, who threw the 23 fastest pitches in MLB last year

Here is each team's fastest prospect

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 6, 2020

Think fast! That’s what we’re doing this week at MLB Pipeline. We assure this will be a quick read. That’s because we’re looking at the fastest players in each organization. This isn’t just a list of top prospects, as many organizations have speedsters who might not have other tools that

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)