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Posted on: June 18, 2009 3:11 pm
 

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 6, 2009 8:48 am
 

FSL All Stars

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
 

Yankees Prospect Rankings-June List-Top 200

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
Brad Suttle
Arodys Vizcaino
Wilkins de la Rosa
Juan Miranda
Christian Garcia
DJ Mitchell
Manuel Banuelos
Brandon Laird
Alan Horne
Brett Marshall
Eduardo Sosa
Michael Dunn
Kelvin de Leon
Abraham Almonte
Garrison Lassiter
Ivan Nova
Anthony Claggett
Kyle Higashioka
Ryan Pope
Corban Joseph
Kevin Whelan
David Adams
Kanekoa Texeira
Eric Fryer
Carlos Urena
Justin Snyder
Chase Weems
Kevin Russo
Jonathon Ortiz
Colin Curtis
Carmen Angelini
Brad Rulon
Jose Pirela
Damon Sublett
Matthew Richardson
Edwar Gonzalez
Nik Turley
Austin Krum
Addison Maruszak
Jose Mojica
Eduardo Nunez
Marcos Vechionacci
Michael O'Brien
Patrick Venditte
Reegie Corona
David Phelps
Mitch Hilligoss
Seth Fortenberry
Jimmy Paredes
Daniel Brewer
Jorge Vazquez
Taylor Grote
Chris Malec
PJ Pillitere
Jonathon Hovis
Eric Duncan
Chris Smith
Tim Norton
Charles Nolte
Lance Pendleton
Gian Arias
Tim Battle
Zack Kroenke
Manuel Barreda
Jackson Valera
JB Cox
Kyle Anson
Reymond Nunez
Anderson Felix
Brett Smith
Melvin Croussett
Zolio Almonte
Ramon Flores
Henry Pena
Michael Lyon
Casey Erickson
Eric Wordekemper
Wandy Rufino
Mitchell Delaney
Ryan Zink
Raymond Kruml
Cory Arbiso
Andrew Shive
Josh Schmidt
Hector Noesi
Juan Marcano
Alan Atacho
Jose Valdez
Amaury Sanit
Adam Olbrychowski

Noel Castillo
Grant Duff
Francisco Rondon
Luis Parache
Craig Heyer
Daniel Kapala
Brandon Braboy
Dickson Marquez
Phillp Bartleski
Daniel Gil
Jack Rye
Jhorge Liccien
Emerson Landoni
Matt Cusick
Keny Rodriguez
Alberto Acosta
Jason Stephens
Ryan Flannery
Melky Mesa
Mitch Abeita
Damian Tavares
Michael Gardner
Jose Toussen
Elio De La Rosa
Josue Calzado
Pablo Hernandez
Yunior Tabares
Kevin Smith
Tommy Baldridge
Francisco Arcia
Walter Ibarra
Carlos Mendoza
Michael Jones
Aris De La Cruz
Ali Castillo
Kelvin Duran
Brian Baisley
Ryan Baker
Juan Rijo
Arturo Pena
Chad Gross
Zhenwhang Zheng
James Cooper
Richard Martinez
Ronald Morillo
Gabriel Tatis
Jose Gil
Luis Nunez
Paul Patterson
Joel Marte
Juan Heredia
Maicon Alves
Deivi Mojica
Jesus Palomo
Nixton Perez
Yeicok Calderon
Julian Herrera
Ronny Calderon
Nicolas Ventura
Wilkins Arias
Dawerd Cruz
Gerald Rojas
Jose Quintana
Edison Mejia
Wilfi Bravo
 Francis Moreta
Felipe Gonzalez
Sherssy Cruz
Kai Liu
Yobanny Reyes
Luilli Diaz
Luilly Baez
Arielkis Lapaix
Yaquensi Romero
Augustin Rivero
Harold Garce
Jose Ramirez
Luis Classe
Angel Mundo
Randy Arias
Elvin Orozco
Charlyn Garcia
Warlin Jimenez
Wilton Rodriguez
Julio Rojas
Francisco Santana
Isaias Alvarez
Yeider Chirinos
Luis Guillen
Steve Strausbaugh
Neall French
Josue Rodriguez
Manuel Rodino
Alejandro Martinez
Israel Tolentino
Jose Ramirez
Edwin Beard
Wilkinson Eusebio
Alcibiades Ramirez
Erick Tapia


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.
Category: MLB
Posted on: February 28, 2009 12:18 pm
 

Season Predictions

AL East  1) Rays 2) Yankees* 3) Blue Jays 4) Red Sox 5) Orioles

AL Central  1) Royals 2) Twins 3) Tigers 4) White Sox 5) Indians

AL West 1) Angels 2) A's 3) Rangers 4) Mariners

NL East 1) Phillies 2) Mets 3) Nationals 4) Marlins 5) Braves

NL Central 1) Cardinals 2) Cubs 3) Pirates 4) Reds 5) Astros 6) Brewers

NL West: 1) Dodgers 2) D'backs* 3) Rockies 4) Giants 5) Padres

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

Posted on: February 28, 2009 11:49 am
 

Yankees ST Battles

LF: Xavier Nady vs. Nick Swisher     Nady should be the clear winner here

CF: Nick Swisher vs. Brett Gardner vs. Melky Cabrera    Gardner is going to be a huge asset to this team. Swisher will not be happy about this.

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.

Jorge Posada, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Xavier Nady, Johnny Damon, Brett Gardner, Hideki Matsui  Cody Ransom, Angel Berroa, Jose Molina, Malky Cabrera

Andy Pettitte, CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett, Joba Chamberlain, Chien-Ming Wang   Mariano Rivera, Brian Bruney, Damaso Marte, Edwar Ramirez, Jose Veras, Phil Coke, David Robertson

 

Category: MLB
Posted on: February 14, 2009 8:46 pm
 

Yankees Prospect Rankings Full 234 players

Jesus Montero
Austin Jackson
Andrew Brackman
Mark Melancon
Dellin Bentaces
Austin Romine
Jeremy Bleich
Humberto Sanchez
Zachary McAlistar
Jairo Heredia
Brad Suttle
George Kontos
Phil Coke
Arodys Vizcaino
Wilkins de la Rosa
Alan Horne
Christian Garcia
Juan Miranda
Eduardo Sosa
Frank Cervelli
Brandon Laird
Manuel Banuelos
Brett Marshall
Mike Dunn
Abe Almonte
Kelvin De Leon
Carmen Angelini
Alfredo Aceves
Garrison Lassister
JB Cox
Anthony Claggett
Eric Hacker
Kyle Higashioka
Ryan Pope
DJ Mitchell
Kevin Whelan
Steven Jackson
Carlos Urena
David Adams
Justin Snyder
Damon Sublett
Kanekoa Texeira
Corban Joseph
Chase Weems
Colin Curtis
Jonathon Ortiz
Kevin Russo
Addison Maruszak
Eric Fryer
Matthew Richardson
Marcos Vechionacci
Ramiro Pena
Brad Rulon
Patrick Venditte
Austin Krum
Eduardo Nunez
Edwar Gonzalez
Jose Pirela
Jose Mojica
Mitch Hilligoss
Nik Turley
Seth Fortenberry
David Phelps
Jimmy Paredes
Luke Greinke
Michael O'Brien
Daniel Brewer
PJ Pillitere
Tim Norton
Taylor Grote
Jonathon Hovis
Jahdiel Santamaria
Chris Smith
Jorge Vazquez
Eric Duncan
Chris Malec
Manuel Barreda
Matt Cusick
Zolio Almonte
Michael Lyon
Jackson Valera
Reymond Nunez
Tim Battle
Lance Pendleton
Melvin Crousset
Gian Arias
Kyle Anson
Brett Smith
Ramon Flores
Henry Pena
Adam Olbrychowski
Casey Erickson
Braedyn Pruitt
Yeici Calderon
Anderson Felix
Angel Reyes
Eric Wordekemper
Noel Castillo
Wandy Rufino
Raymond Kruml

Jack Rye
Daniel Gil
Michael Solbach
Andrew Shive
Mitchell Delaney
Dickson Marquez
Melky Mesa
Walter Ibarra
Jesse Hoover
Emerson Landoni
Cory Arbiso
Tim Battle
Craig Heyer
Francisco Rondon
Andres Perez
Garret Patterson
Grant Duff
Isaiah Howes
Chace Vacek
CJ Henry
Keny Rodriguez
Clint Preisendorfer
Elio de la Rosa
Ryan Zink
Luis Pareche
Jose Toussen
Ryan Flannery
Ronny Marte
Mitch Abeita
Spener Lucian
Josh Schmidt
Kelvin Perez
Brandon Braboy
Francisco Arcia
Alberto Acosta
Juan Marcano
Alan Atacho
Phillp Bartleski
Daniel Kapala
Aris de la Cruz
Damian Tavares
Michael Gardner
Chad Gross
Brian Baisley
Jose Valdez
Jacinto Gonell
Ben Blumenthal
Henry Pena
Jose Tousson
Pablo Hernandez
Hector Noesi
Ryan Baker
Josue Calzado
Yunior Tabares
Michael Jones
Carlos Mendoza
Luis Nunez
Richard Martinez
Sherssy Cruz
Jason Stephens
James Cooper
Tommy Baldridge
Gabriel Tatis
Wilfi Bravo
Edison Mejia
Joel Marte
Francis Moreta
David Williams
Gerald Rojas
Paul Patterson
Kevin Smith
Angel Mundo
Steve Strausbaugh
Jose Quintana
Maicon Alves
Luilly Baez
Francisco Santana
Juan Rijo
Alejandro Martinez
Isaias Alvarez
Yeider Chirinos
Charlyn Garcia
Nixton Perez
Elvin Orozco
Warlin Jimenez
Juan Heredia
Nicolas Ventura
Ali Castillo
Arielkis Lapaix
Kelvin Castro
Amaury Sanit
Nick Montgomery
Jose Gil
Joseph Muich
Victor Beriguete
John Ramirez
Arturo Pena
Dawerd Cruz
Josue Rodriguez
Jose Ramirez
Kelvin Duran
Erick Tapia
Wilkinson Eusebio
Luis Guillen
Alcibiades Ramirez
Wilkins Arias
Nick Asselin
Israel Batista
Kei Igawa
Deivi Mojica
Julian Herrera
Yobanny Reyes
Manuel Rodino
Yaquensi Romero
Luis Classe
Randy Arias
Julio Rojas
Jhorge Liccien
Wilton Rodriguez
Jose Ramirez
Edwin Beard
Augustin Riviero
Jesus Paloma
Neall French
Harold Grace
Ronald Morilllo
Felipe Gonzalez
Israel Tolentino
Josh Kreuzer
Daniel Cox
Eladio Rodriguez
Luilli Diaz
Ronny Calderon
Moacyr de Moaris

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.
My last list was more like players to watch. The following list would probably have been ranked in the top 150 had they not been cut especially Joy and Dennehy

Chris Basak (FA)
Stephen Artz
Jason Kiley
Michael Obradovich
Gabe Medina
Drew Shetrone
Shawn Joy
Timothy Dennehy
Erik Lovett
Matt Morris
Jeff Nutt
Nick Chigges
Alvaro Ramirez

And the dollowing would be top 175 b/c of knind of poor stats from last year:

Chris Kunda
Steven White
Ryan Wilkes
Cody Ehlers
Prilys Cuello(2B/LF)

And the following would have been top 200 or 225

Rob Semerano
Roy Gomez
Brian Chavez
Taylor Holiday
Francisco Castillo

 

Category: MLB
Posted on: January 30, 2009 4:46 pm
 

Yankee Rule 5 Draft Selections

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.

 

Posted on: December 30, 2008 4:18 pm
 

Minor league transactions

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 ReyesDavid Williams, Kei IgawaEric WordekemperDamon Sublett, Alfredo AcevesEdwar 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.

 
 
 
 
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