Posted on: May 25, 2009 4:00 pm
1. Jesus Montero- Power hitting Catcher with MVP potential and perrenial all star (even with Wieters, Teagarden, Salty, Tyler Flowers, and Max Ramirez in league). Could change position. In Hi A Tampa ETA: 2012
Austin Jackson- CF likely to move to corner OF if Gardner develops well. All around player with speed, power, contact hitting, and defense. Needs to stop K'ing. In AAA Scranton ETA: 2010
Andrew Brackman- Struggled early in year, but has found his old stuff. Likely to be Yankees ace in 2012/2013 In Low A Charleston ETA: June/July 2011
Austin Romine- Another great catcher who will hit .300 with decent power and high RBI numbers. Much better defensively then Montero. In Hi A Tampa. ETA: 2012
5. Dellin Bentaces- I see him more as trade bait because I don't have enought condifence in him, but most love him. I think he will bust and be a number 4/5 starter. In Hi A Tampa. ETA:2012
Jeremy Bleich-Lefty starter who skipped Low A Charleston and went directly to Hi A Tampa. Although he is dominating, I expect him to be here another year. Could always be a reliever. ETA: 2012
Jairo Heredia- Talented young starting pitcher in Hi A Tampa, but has had an injury all season. I think he and Joba will both be number 2 pitcher, but sometimes you have to put one in front of the other. In Hi A Tampa. ETA: 2012
Humberto Sanchez- Recently released and then resigned. HAs enormus potential if he would keep his weight and injury proneness under control. In AA Trenton. ETA: June 2010/April 2011
George Kontos- In AAA Scranton. Most people want him to be a reliever, but I see him as the #5 starter behind Brackman, Joba, Jairo, and Wang. If we eventually go to 6 man rotations Horne would join them. I really think he is a great surprise and the yankees knew what they were scouting here. ETA: 2011
10. Zachary McAllistar- In AA Trenton. I see him as the second bust of our top 10 with Betances. He is just average. #5 starter with an average team. ETA: 2011
Wilkins de la Rosa
Kelvin de Leon
Elio De La Rosa
Aris De La Cruz
I don't list Melancon, Robertson, Cervelli, and Aceves because they are almost non-prospects. Coke and Pena are non prospects because they have been on the roster for 45 days even though they haven't reached the IP and AB amounts.
Posted on: February 28, 2009 11:49 am
Utility IF: Cody Ransom vs. Angel Berroa Ransom has more power and can play the corners giving him an advantage.
4th OF: Nick Swisher vs. Melky Cabrera: Melky can come in for defense for Nady/Damon. That givers him an advantage because we already have Ransom's bat on the bench. You don't need Swisher's
Bullpen Strength confusion Spots 4-7: Edwar Ramirez vs. Jose Veras vs. Phil Coke vs. Mark Melancon vs. David Robertson vs. Jon Albaladejo vs. Dan Giese vs. Steven Jackson vs. Phil Hughes vs. Ian Kennedy vs. Jason Johnson vs. Humberto Sanchez vs. Brett Tomko vs. Alfredo Aceves. Edwar will have a dominant year and will be there. Coke will be there based off last year's stats. Veras will not have a great year, but it will be good enough to guarantee him a spot. I would give the last spot to Humberto, but in wake of the latest injury news I am giving it to David Robertson who will tie Melancon for the spot. Robertson gets advantage in ties. Albaladejo and Giese could be traded with potentially Miranda. Steven Jackson is already 27. He could be up very soon. Hughes and Kennedy won't really compete for the spots. They will be in AAA with Tomko, Aceves, and Jason Johnson. Eric Milton will be cut for this to happen.
25th man: Angel Berroa vs. Nick Swisher vs. Juan Miranda vs. Frank Cervelli vs. Mark Melancon vs. Dan Giese vs. Jon Albaladejo vs. Steven Jackson vs. Phil Hughes vs. Ian Kennedy vs. Jason Johnson vs. Humberto Sanchez vs. Brett Tomko vs. Alfredo Aceves I have to go with Berroa here. He will man the MI and Ransom the CI. Unfortunately, the Yankees IF is so strong that they may not need both of them unless Berroa come in for defense. Ransom is more of a pinch hitter. Although he is the better player they may not need him. As I mentioned before several of these may be traded.
Notable Players not on roster: Juan Miranda, John Rodriguez, Justin Leone, Eric Milton, Doug Bernier, Jason Brown, Kevin Cash, Nick Swisher, Mark Melancon, Dan Giese, Jon Albaladejo, Steven Jackson, Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy, Jason Johnson, Humberto Sanchez, Brett Tomko, Alfredo Aceves, Shelley Duncan and prospects, Jesus Montero, Austin Jackson, Andrew Brackman, Austin Romine, Wilkins de la Rosa, Michael Dunn, Colin Curtis, PJ Pillitere, Kevin Russo, Ramiro Pena, Eduardo Nunez, JB Cox, George Kontos, Kanekoa Texeira, Eric Hacker, Chris Garcia, Anthony Claggett, Kyle Andon, and Kei Igawa.
Posted on: November 22, 2008 12:59 pm
Does anyone know where Nicholas Chigges is? His status is reassigned to minors. He hasn;t pitched since early June. He was a great starter turned reliever.
Kaneoka Texiera is yet to be assiged to a minor league team.
If there are any players missing or an extra player on the Rule 5 draft post, do not hesitate to tell me.
Posted on: November 22, 2008 12:53 pm
that are on our top 3 minor league teams.
Jason Jones-Maybe taken. In AA, so I don't think he will.
Ivan Nova-In only Hi A, but did lead his team in wins. Don;t think he'll be taken.
Oneli Perez-Oh please let a team take him and insanely high ERA for free.
Edgar Soto- I can see him being taken and returned.
Grant Duff--See Rob Semerano
Chris Malec-After last season it sounds very possible.
Marcos Vechionacci-Oh if any player doesn't go let it be him.
Eladio Rodriguez-Should be cut any day now
Luis Nunez-Just lost his starting job. Don;t see him coming too much further.
Posted on: November 22, 2008 12:31 pm
Chris Stewart, Nick Green, Scott Strickland, and Victor Zambrano are all free agents now. No surprises if we don;t bring them back
Billy Traber and Chris Basak are also both free agents. I expect them to be back next season with AA and AAA respectively. Basak was signed from the Twins during the season. Traber was DFAd in September.
In a surprise anouncement, the Yankees have released Cody Ehlers. He is our AA left handed hitting first baseman. He struggled hitting only .200 this season. He was expected to be a decent MLB player. I expect him to find a team quickly.
Also just to list some of last years cuts that are still free agents:Chris Raber, Frank Lonigro, James LaSala, Nick Peterson, Ryan Wehrle, Link Saunders, Michael Hyde, Justin Segal, Jake Shafer, and Garry Gattis
DJ Hollingsworth and Chris Farley are both with the A's. JD Closser and Greg Porter, cut at mid season both found teams.
Posted on: November 21, 2008 7:53 pm
At the start of the offseason, Wilkins de la Rosa and Eric Hacker were added. Neither of these players should be on the roster too long this year. de la Rosa is a decent starter, but isn't ready. Hacker is a log reliever/ 5 starter. He isn't quite ready either. Steven Jackson was called up now and is very good in the bullpen. Expect to see him this season a little. He was acquired in the RJ trade. Chris Garcia will not be seen this season and do not expect to see him ever. He is very overrated and must be traded. In my first post you probably saw the amount of SP we have. He is no where near these guys. Michael Dunn was also called up. He is underrated and I really like him. Michael Dunn would probably best be a reliever, but I am not sure what the Yankees plan to do with him. I think this is the best thing to do. Would be better than most of our current good set-up men and a little less tha a closer like Jon Ortiz, Melancon, Whelan or Venditte. Anthony Claggett was received in the Sheffield trade. Claggett is a good middle reliever, but I thik he is a good starter. Now we need him to be a long reliever because of a our surpluss of relievers.