WATCH: Marcus Thames on Starlin Castro's hitting performance

Marcus Thames on Starlin Castro's hitting performance.
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August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Yankees think Rob Refsnyder could finally have staying power

Assistant hitting coach Marcus Thames says ... NEW YORK -- Yankees assistant hitting coach Marcus Thames gave a little insight to NJ Advance Media as to why the team might prefer to keep Rob Refsnyder around when Mark Teixeira returns Saturday. On Friday, Thames explained that Refsnyder's short stroke allows the 25-year-old to repeat his hitting...
June 24, 2016

The Coaching Staff

Once again, the Yankees made some changes to their coaching staff this past offseason. Not huge changes, but changes nonetheless. Two years ago Gary Tuck replaced Mike Harkey as bullpen coach. Last year the duo of Jeff Pentland and Alan Cockrell replaced Kevin Long at hitting coach, and Joe Espada took over as third base coach with Rob Thomson moving to bench coach and Tony Pena...
Via River Avenue Blues
March 29, 2016

Announcements About Coaches, From The Yankees & From The White House

As you may know, the Yankees announced their complete coaching staff yesterday, for the 2016 season: After a two year stint with the Arizona Diamond backs, Mike Harkey will return to his role as bullpen coach in the Bronx. Larry Rothschild will be back for another year as pitching coach. Alan Cockrell has been promoted from assistant hitting coach to hitting coach, with Marcus...
Via Lady At The Bat
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Thames' First MLB At-Bat Was HUGE

Last week, after a successful turn as a hitting instructor in the Yankees minor league system, former Major Leaguer Marcus Thames was promoted to assistant hitting coach with the big club.Do you remember Thames' first Major League at-bat? It was as a Yankee, during an interleague game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The pitcher was a future Hall Of Famer: Randy Johnson,Ah, yes...
Via Lady At The Bat
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cockrell becomes Yanks' hitting coach, replaces Pentland

NEW YORK (AP) Alan Cockrell has been promoted to hitting coach of the New York Yankees to replace Jeff Pentland, who was let go after one season. Cockrell was assistant hitting coach last season, when Pentland replaced Kevin Long. New York said Monday that Marcus Thames will take over from Cockrell as assistant hitting coach. Cockrell was the ninth overall pick in the 1984 amateur...
Via Associated Press
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Announce New Hitting Coaches

More changes are in store on the New York Yankees coaching staff as Alan Cockrell replaces Jeff Pentland as primary hitting instructor and Marcus Thames earns a promotion to the Bronx as his assistant. Cockrell, 52, became the first assistant hitting coach in franchise history this past season after a five-year absence from the major league coaching ranks. A former quarterback at...
Via Baseball Essential
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees' Christmas dream: A batting coach

Twuz the night before Christmas And all through the house that Ruth built,Not a scapegoat was willing To have his reputation as a coach kill't. The job application forms were hungOutside Cashman's office with care,But considering Tex, McCann, Beltran and the rest,Nobody, not even Marcus Thames, would soon be there.The Yankees' pursuit of a batting coach is the most underwhelming...
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Future Is So Bright You Need Flip-Downs

Holy cow! The YES site has an exciting story about how great our prospects are doing in the Mexican Winter League. Luis Niebla has started a game--one--and his ERA is 2.35! Yowee. Reliever Giovanny Gallegos has appeared twice and not allowed a hit or a walk! Look out, D-Rob. And Jose Augusto Figueroa has been in three games and has a hit! A real, live hit! Man. This is going...
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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