Posted on: June 18, 2009 3:11 pm
To more acurately inform people about specific prospect movement we will now update from http://yanksprospects.webs.com/.
Posted on: June 6, 2009 8:48 am
The Yankees worst team, the Tampa Yankees had their alll star reps anounced. They will send 3, 2 of which will play, to the all star game. Jesus Montero, who was an obvious choice, cannot play because of his promotion to AA Trenton. He was hitting .356, with 15 doubles and 8 Homeruns. He has an OPS of .989. Austin Romine made the team hitting .286 with 16 Doubles and 6 Homeruns. He stole 5 bases and drive in 29.
The yankees pitcher that made the team was Jon Ortiz. Ortiz was the teams closer, but he lost the job to Jon Hovis. Ortiz had a 6.14 ERA with 7 saves.His WHIP was 1.84 and he had a record of 0-3.
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 12:18 pm
First Player traded: Jake Peavy (maybe the yankees have CC and AJ get injured and they throw out an undeclinable package with Hughes and Aceves)
AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez
NL MVP: Albert Pujols
AL Rookie of Year: Matt Wieters (In a blowout)
NL Rookie of the year: Colby Rasmus (Maybin will be close)
AL Comeback player of the year: Jorge Posada
NL Comeback player of the year: Troy Tulowitzski (although I want to say Nick Johnson)
AL Cy Young: Joba Chamberlain
NL Cy Young: Brandon Webb
AL Manager of the Year: Trey Hillman
NL Manager of the Year: John Russell
AL Relief Man: Mariano Rivera
NL Relief Man: Francisco Rodriguez
A lot of you may not see the Royals, Pirates, Brewers, and Indians the same way. Maybe you have the Jays and Sox switched or D'backs/Dodgers or Cubs/Cardinals or Mets/Phillies or Yankee/Rays. The Royals will be led by Billy Butler and Mike Jacobs and I am so excited to see them. The Indians will not have Cliff Lee the same way he was last year. The Brewers will only have Braun and Fielder, but they will have no one good on a pitching staff as Hoffman gets very few saves.
The Pirates will be led by Ross Ohlendhorf, Jeff Karstens, Tom Gorzelanny, Ian Snell, Zach Duke, and Paul Maholm. One of those might be a great long reliever. Dan McCutchen will not pitch well at all, but as Jose Tabata progresses it appears they ripped the yankees off with Damaso Marte's struggles. Outside of Capps, Yates, Grabow, and one of the aforementioned startes, the bullpen will struggle which will lose them many games. Hinske will be valuable off the bench. They will have an abundance of OF's and McCutchen will be starting soon. Moss/Pearce/Salazar/Craig Monroe will be their excess in the OF. They will have to cut one. Jose Tabata will be here in 2010 at the end. The IF is weak and they don't have a lot of good minor leaguers, but they could have a good team b/c of the rotation and OF for a coupel of years.
BTW, I want to choose the Reds to go far, but they disappoint me every year so I have my expectations low. Volquez, Bruce, Cueto and Votto will lead them I hope.
Also I might have high expectations for Joba, but I really think he will be CY Young
Tags: AL CENTRAL, AL EAST, AL WEST, BRANDON WEBB, BREWERS, COLBY RASMUS, CY YOUNG, FRANCSICO RODRIGUEZ, JAKE PEAVY, JEFF KARSTENS, JOBA CHAMBERLAIN, JORGE POSADA, JOSE TABATA, MANAGER OF THE YEAR, MARIANO RIVERA, MATT WIETERS, MVP, NL CENTRAL, NL EAST, NL WEST, PIRATES, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, ROSS OHLENDHORF, TREY HILLMAN, TROY TULOWITZSKI, YANKEES
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: February 14, 2009 8:46 pm
Yes, I know this seems just like a bunch of names with no analysis. I was really looking for comments to see what people though. If its +/-5 spots then forget it. So please tell me what you think. The Domincian guys were kidn fo hard to rank at the end.
Chris Basak (FA)
And the dollowing would be top 175 b/c of knind of poor stats from last year:
And the following would have been top 200 or 225
Posted on: January 30, 2009 4:46 pm
Do not know why I never made a post on this. 2B Reegie Corona was selected by the Mariners, SP Jason Jones was selected by the Twins, SP Ivan Nova was selected by the Padres, and RP Zack Kroenke was selected by the Marlins. None of them are major league ready.
Ivan Nova could stay even though the highest he pitched was High A ball. This is because of the recent injury to Scott Patterson. He would be the 8th relief pitcher for the team.
2B Reegie Corona would have stayed in Seattle as a utility man despite not being ready based on their rebuilding mode. Now, the Mariners have traded Aaron Heilman and received Ronny Cedeno who is a middle infielder. This lessens the chance of Corona staying.
Jason Jones has a shot at making the Twins bullpen because of the injury that forces RP Pat Neshek to sit out the entire season. The 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th spots in the Twins bullpen are up for grabs. Knuckleballer R. A. Dickey, former Yankee lefty Sean Henn, Mike Gosling, recent 40 man roster addition Brian Duensing, Bobby Korecky, Bobby Keppel, Rob Delaney and Spring training invitee and minor league closer Ben Julianel are all competing for the 4 spots. SP Boof Bonser, Phillip Humber, Kevin Mulvey, and Anthony Swarzak could all compete for a long relief spot especially if Bonser is not traded and Humber is deemed major league ready. This could make Jason Jones more likely ro return, but albeit his competition is not very great.
Zack Kroenke, although the most ready of the bunch has the stiffest competition and is therefore the most likely to return. The Marlins have their bullpen almost set and he is behind many players in case of injury. Him getting the spring training is very nice.
However the interesting thing is that these players still have to make it the entire season. Last year Michael Gardner was selected and returned. Ivan Nova could return if there is an injury to a position player even so this is very delicate.
Also to note Josue Selenes was selected because we didn't protect him for the triple A section. He has no chance of returning. The Yankees wouldn't want him back anyway.
Tags: Aaron Heilman, Anthony Swarzak, Ben Julianel, Bobby Keppel, Bobby Korecky, Boof Bonser, Brian Duensing, Ivan Nova, Jason Jones, Josue Selenes, Kevin Mulvey, Mariners, Marlins, Mike Gosling, Pat Neshek, Phillip Humber, R. A. Dickey, Reegie Corona, Rob Delaney, Ronny Cedeno, Rule 5 Draft, Sean Henn, Twins, Yankees, Zack Kroenke
Posted on: December 30, 2008 4:18 pm
Nick Chigges was released. Edgar Soto, CJ Henry, Eric Milton, and Josh Kreuzer were all resigned. OF Matt Carson signed a contract with the A's. I expect him to make an appearance next year.
Although I do like Chris Kunda, Steven White, Ryan Wilkes, Bernie Castro, and Cody Ehlers, I think they have 0 chance of being resigned by the yanks. I think they can find jobs elsewhere. Ehlers and White were once great prospects. The White Sox have fixed a couple of those. Bernie Castro should find a job as a utility man or starting AAA 2B. Ryan Wilkes is interesting. He barely played all year after being placed on the restricted list. Nutt is in a similar yet better situation. Wilkes could find a job somewhere else. Don't know if he will for sure.
The following players must be cut or traded soon: Dan Giese, Garrett Patterson, Nick Montgomery, Brett Smith, Paul Patterson, Kelvin Perez, Grant Duff, Angel Reyes, David Williams, Kei Igawa, Eric Wordekemper, Damon Sublett, Alfredo Aceves, Edwar Gonzalez, Josh Kreuzer, Eladio Rodriguez, Jose Gil, Tim Battle, Eduardo Nunez, Ben Blumenthal, James Cooper, Kevin Smith, Walter Ibarra, Wilkins Arias, Steve Strausbaugh, Chris Malec, Joseph Muich, Kelvin Castro, Israel Batista, Noel Castillo, Neall French, Adam Olbrychowski, Dan Cox, Eric Milton, Nick Asselin, and Jason Brown. Most of this list should be traded over cut. The players bolded have some sot of trade value. Igawa would be something weird with a lot of cash. Unbolded players would probably be for around 50-60k in a trade. That would be good enough.
Tags: Adam Olbrychowski, Alfredo Aceves, Angel Reyes, Ben Blumenthal, Bernie Castro, Brett Smith, Chris Kunda, Chris Malec, CJ Henry, Cody Ehlers, Damon Sublett, Dan Cox, Dan Giese, David Williams, Edgar Soto, Eduardo Nunez, Edwar Gonzalez, Eladio Rodriguez, Eric Milton, Eric Milton, Eric Wordekemper, Garrett Patterson, Grant Duff, Israel Batista, James Cooper, Jason Brown, Jeff Nutt, Jose Gil, Joseph Muich, Josh Kreuzer, Josh Kreuzer, Kei Igawa, Kelvin Castro, Kelvin Perez, Kevin Smith, Neall French, Nick Asselin, Nick Chigges, Nick Montgomery, Noel Castillo, Paul Patterson, prospects, Ryan Wilkes, Steve Strausbaugh, Steven White, Tim Battle, Walter Ibarra, Wilkins Arias, yankees