Yankee Trade Bait

Earlier today I talked about how if the Yankees have an infield problem this year, they have an infield catastrophe next year. And there are only three realistic ways to solve that: A) spend a ton of money in free agency this winter, B) make a handful of trades during the coming season, or, most likely, C) a combination of both. The reality is that the Yankees do have some...
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Down on the Farm: BronxPinstripes’ Top 20 Prospects

Gary Sanchez headlines BP’s prospect rankings for 2014 (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder/ Everyone loves to look at prospects – the unproven players with a boatload of potential who could be the next face of their franchise. The reality is that most prospects never fully live up to that potential. For every Derek Jeter, there’s ten Eric Duncan’s or Brien Taylor’s...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Primed to Swap Catchers for Infielders

The New York Yankees have five talented catchers in their organization: Brian McCann, Francisco Cervelli, Gary Sanchez, Austin Romine, and J.R. Murphy. Given the talent of McCann, that’s far more than they need. It’s an abundance of riches, but all the catchers need to do is look up at their infield, and they’ll see the opposite: no depth. While the team could survive...
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-10 Players in the Yankees Farm System

Every time the New York Yankees are thinking of making a move, or acquire a new player, we hear a few people echo this sentiment: what about the farm? Some Yankee fans have grown quite impatient with what they deem New York’s lackluster developmental system, while others are optimistic about the pool of young talent that the Yankees possess, and simply want the team to dip into...
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball America Releases Top-10 Yankees Prospect List

Gary Sanchez found his name at the top of Baseball America’s annual top Yankees prospects list (Photo: Baseball America, the premiere website for minor league baseball coverage, released their annual list of the top 10 New York Yankees prospects on Monday. To no one’s surprise, catcher Gary Sanchez topped the list, which was compiled by former Trenton Thunder beat writer...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Yanks add to 40-man roster

Gary Sanchez, the organization’s top prospect, was added to the 40-man roster While the A-Rod circus reached new heights yesterday, the Yankees made a handful of roster moves. They acquired infielder Dean Anna from the Padres in exchange for right-handed pitcher Ben Paullus. Anna, 26, hit .331 with nine homers and 73 RBI in 132 games with Triple-A Tucson in 2013. He’s viewed...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

As The Draft Approaches, Let's look In on Some of our Loot.

Top Prospect Gary Sanchez continues to build his skills.  Last week, he hit another HR and picked up 5 RBIs in six games.  He is hitting .268 but has 27 RBIs.  In A ball.Zolio Almonte - a bit of a slide last week for this 23 year old outfielder.  Average dropped to .272.  He has yet to put back to back good weeks.  Inconsistent.Dante Bichette- a top draft pick for us.  Each...

Sanchez headlines Top 30 Yankees Prospects

Gary Sanchez (Photo: Mark LoMoglio/ As seen on As the winter winds down, the report date for pitchers and catchers is right around the corner. That means it is time to look deep into the future of the New York Yankees organization and rank some of the players who are among the best bets to make it to the Bronx someday. Just a reminder, a prospects list balances...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports From Instructs: New York Yankees (Pt 3)

I’ve seen Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez as much as any other prospect this season and while I have a good feel for what he can do, I’m still not certain what he’ll become. I saw him in spring training, at Lo-A Charleston, at Hi-A Tampa and again recently in instructs; he’s shown the same tools each time but has also been making some adjustments, mostly at the plate...
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October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees Gary Sanchez Draws Mixed Reviews

The third time was the charm in Rome, Georgia as Gary Sanchez finally donned the tools of ignorance and led the Charleston Yankees against the Rome Braves. Having missed him twice previously, I found myself on edge during pre-game stretching, defensive drills and batting practice, finally able to breathe a sigh of relief after seeing Sanchez’ name posted on the concourse whiteboard...
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April 20, 2012  |  Discuss

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