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Hinch arranges for star prospect to pick brain of Cy winner

March 3, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tigers manager A.J. Hinch managed Gerrit Cole when both were Astros, and he knew how much Jackson Jobe, his current club’s top pitching prospect, admired the 2023 American League Cy Young Award winner for the Yankees. So Hinch made Jobe -- a nonroster invitee who hasn’t yet

Jones is crushing it on, off field in first spring camp

Yankees' top prospect trying to soak it in, learn as much as possible from veterans
March 3, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- When you hit a 470-foot home run on your first swing in a Grapefruit League game, people are going to notice. That’s what is happening with Spencer Jones, and the Yankees’ top prospect is taking the increased attention in stride. Lauded as a left-handed version of Aaron

Beeter deals in night start; Stanton hits a heater

February 29, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- Clayton Beeter was nearly promoted to the big leagues last season, with Yankees decision-makers believing that his fastball and slider combination would generate plenty of strikeouts. This could be the year the right-hander gets the call. The Yankees’ No. 14 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, the 25-year-old

Yankees putting major stock in these three prospects

February 26, 2024

This story was excerpted from Bryan Hoch's Yankees Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. There have been more potential moves crossing Hal Steinbrenner’s desk in recent weeks, as general manager Brian Cashman continues to scan the marketplace for

Lombard's 1st HR as pro is 'nothing short of amazing'

Rodón confident in Yankees' rotation; Stroman debuts in split-squad game
February 25, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- It won’t appear on the backs of his future baseball cards, but George Lombard Jr. will never forget what he considers to be his first professional home run -- an opposite-field blast in the Yankees’ pinstripes, clearing the right-field wall in the same game that Juan Soto

Top prospect Jones cranks 470-foot HR in first spring AB

February 24, 2024

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Spencer Jones sure knows how to make a first impression. Ranked as the Yankees’ No. 1 prospect by MLB Pipeline, Jones blasted a Statcast-projected 470-foot home run in his Grapefruit League debut Saturday at Publix Field, a fifth-inning drive that cleared the right-field bullpens and set off

Domínguez reaches throwing stage of TJ rehab

Plus: Stroman makes fashion statement, and Gleyber makes one of his own
February 20, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- The schedule looks different for Jasson Domínguez this spring, as the switch-hitting No. 2 prospect works his way back from Tommy John surgery performed in September. Instead of digging into the batter’s box for live at-bats, as fellow outfielders Aaron Judge, Juan Soto and Alex Verdugo were

Yankees' top pitching prospects amped for Spring Breakout

February 16, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- As two of the most prominent pitching prospects in Yankees camp, Chase Hampton and Will Warren are eager to test their stuff against top competition. That includes potential opportunities to shine in the inaugural Spring Breakout games. Hampton and Warren are ranked as the Yankees’ top pitching

Yankees invite pair of top prospects to Spring Training

February 6, 2024

NEW YORK – Spencer Jones and Chase Hampton, respectively the Yankees’ top position player and pitching prospects, were among the players invited to Major League Spring Training on Tuesday. Jones and Hampton headlined a group of 26 non-roster players invited to big league camp, increasing the number of players scheduled

Yankees reach deal with No. 15 international prospect

@jesus_cano88 and @JesseABorek
January 15, 2024

The Yankees are adding one of the best outfield prospects on this year’s international market to their organization. According to industry sources, the Yankees agreed to terms with Francisco Vilorio, MLB.com’s No. 15 international prospect as the 2024 signing period opened on Monday. The club has not yet confirmed the

Dodgers, Yankees swap INF prospects in 3-player trade

December 12, 2023

NEW YORK -- The Yankees acquired left-handed reliever Victor González and infielder Jorbit Vivas from the Dodgers on Monday, part of the ripple effect of Shohei Ohtani’s stunning 10-year, $700 million agreement with Los Angeles late last week. The Bombers parted with shortstop Trey Sweeney in exchange for González and

Yankees acquire 2 OF prospects for Bauers

November 17, 2023

The Yankees shuffled their roster ahead of Friday’s 8 p.m. ET non-tender deadline, acquiring outfield prospects Jace Avina and Brian Sanchez from the Brewers in exchange for infielder/outfielder Jake Bauers. New York also non-tendered right-handers Albert Abreu and Lou Trivino, and left-hander Anthony Misiewicz; all three are now free agents.

Durbin, Salinas take home final Fall League honors

@JoshJacksonMiLB
November 15, 2023

The short final week of the Arizona Fall League did not suffer a shortage of strong performances, with the three days of Week 6 action (leading up to the play-in game on Friday and Championship Game on Saturday) resulting in four prospects with double-digit total bases as well as numerous

Tuesday's top prospect performers

@JoeTrezz
November 8, 2023

Here’s a look at Tuesday’s top performers from Arizona Fall League and Winter League action.

Speedy Yankees prospect Durbin hungry to make Fall League history

@JesseABorek
November 8, 2023

MESA, Ariz. – When Rick Holifield stole 24 bases during the Arizona Fall League’s inaugural campaign in 1994, there was no way of knowing he’d have an airtight grip on the single-season steals record for three decades. But for the first time in 15 years, Holifield has some legitimate company

Friday's top prospect performers

@colebradley01
November 4, 2023

Here's a look at Friday's top performers from Arizona Fall League and Winter League action.

Yankees, A's prospects pace historic SB day in Fall League

@JesseABorek
November 3, 2023

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Anyone who watched baseball in 2023 at the Major or Minor League level can tell you that the stolen base is on the rise. But the Mesa Solar Sox turned things up a notch Friday afternoon in an 8-7 defeat to the Peoria Javelinas at Camelback Ranch,

Their future may be as Boston-NY rivals, but now they're just prospects from Idaho

@JesseABorek
November 2, 2023

When Zach Penrod and Trystan Vrieling took the mound as the starting pitchers on Oct. 21 in the Arizona Fall League, their presence was notable beyond just a Red Sox and a Yankees hurler squaring off. The duo makes up half of a contingent on the premier prospect circuit that

Saturday's top prospect Fall League performers

October 29, 2023

Here's a look at Saturday's top prospect performers from the Arizona Fall League.

Friday's top prospect Fall League performers

October 21, 2023

Here's a look at Friday's top performers from the Arizona Fall League.

Durbin tapping into power during Fall League stint

October 21, 2023

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In his first year in the Yankees’ system, Caleb Durbin established himself as a contact-first bat with solid speed on the bases, flashing both skill sets throughout his breakout 2023 campaign. Those same qualities have been prevalent thus far in the Arizona Fall League, but the 23-year-old

Here are the Yankees' 2023 Organization All-Stars

Thorpe, Domínguez take center stage for New York
@Gerard_Gilberto
October 18, 2023

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the New York Yankees. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre: 73-75

AFL allowing '22 draftee to show Yankees what he's all about

@JesseABorek
October 10, 2023

When Trystan Vrieling heard his name called with the 100th overall pick (third round) of the 2022 Draft, he immediately got to work. The 6-foot-4 right-hander bulked up, adding 20 pounds to his frame in an effort to bolster his arsenal as he prepared to embark on the leap from

Thorpe tops next wave of prospects for Yankees

October 9, 2023

This story was excerpted from Bryan Hoch’s Yankees Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Yankees' Thorpe named Prospect Pitcher of the Year

@benweinrib
October 2, 2023

When the Yankees selected Drew Thorpe 61st overall in the 2022 MLB Draft, they chose to not have him pitch the rest of the season, instead building him up in the weight room for a debut in 2023. That decision paid off immediately, as the 6-foot-4 right-hander turned in one