Yankees Spring Training Game 18: Phelps starts today

Minnesota Twins 7 — New York Yankees 3 David Phelps got the start to today’s game against the Minnesota Twins. He allowed a run after a leadoff double came around to score in the first inning. Second baseman Brian Dozier would open the third inning of Phelps’ start with a no doubt home run but the Yankees offense did give him room for error. In four innings, Phelps would reach...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 12: Nova, Banuelos struggle

New York Yankees 9 — Houston Astros 6 Ivan Nova struggled in the beginning of today’s game. Outfielder Dexter Fowler opened Nova’s start with a line drive single to right field. Second baseman Jose Altuve followed with a laser of his own. Catcher Jason Castro hit a double to bring home two runs. Designated hitter Chris Carter would hit the first out of the game but it was a...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring training game 12 lineup: 3/8/14

(Leon Halip/Getty Images) The Yankees are in Kissimmee, Fla., today to take on the Houston Astros in more Grapefruit League action. Ivan Nova gets the start for New York, as he looks to build up his stamina for the regular season. Manny Banuelos, who was sidelined for all of 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, will make his spring debut out of the bullpen. New York Yankees...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees: Pineda over Phelps pretty please

The New York Yankees, like many other ball clubs, are holding a Spring Training competition for the 5th rotation spot. The battle is between David Phelps, Michael Pineda, Vidal Nuno and Adam Warren. Manny Banuelos, a once top pitching prospect who had Tommy John surgery in 2012 is going to start the season in Triple […]The post Yankees: Pineda over Phelps pretty please appeared...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankee crapola index raised to Defcon 4: Everybody is ready

The latest from the Crapola Mill. Clip and save. It'll be fun reading later."I feel ready to go."- Manny Banuelos -“My body is in perfect shape... I’m ready to go."- Michael Pineda -"I’m in the best shape I’ve been in in a while... I'm good to go."- Austin Romine -"I  really pushed myself... I've had good results."- Scott Sizemore...
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Could We See The Killer B’s in New York?

With Manny Banuelos recovering from Tommy John surgery and getting ready to throw again, the Yankees have another bullpen option in the form of the hard-throwing lefty. And then there's Dellin Betances who followed up a promising 2011 with a bust of a 2012. Some are saying there's a good chance 2013 will be his breakout season. Both will be arriving to camp to compete for...
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees: Manny Banuelos, Michael Pineda, and me

Good things come to those who wait.  The question is does this praise of the art of patience pertain in baseball? I promise that Yankees Universe hopes so, as everyone from the front office to the New York fans has awaited the arrival of pitchers Michael Pineda and Manny Banuelos for what feels like an […]The post Yankees: Manny Banuelos, Michael Pineda, and me appeared first...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN is devoting a three-part series to the Dust Bowl that is the Yankee farm system, but will anything really change?

The first installment of ESPN's Trilogy of Tears on the Yankee farm system ran yesterday. It basically rewrites what River Ave, Lohud, and every prospect-rating clipboard in captivity has been saying for a year: We are soooo screwed.One scoop: The story suggests the Yankees are ready to pull the plug on Manny Banuelos as a starter and send him to the bullpen, if he pitches well...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Pitching Prospect Awards

Rather than merely hand out awards like the Pitcher of the Year and the like, we hand out various prospect superlative awards including, but not limited to; the "Phil Hughes Award" to the pitcher who best combined results with talent, the "Manny Banuelos Award" to the lower level pitching prospect who is much better than the national media realizes, etc, etc.
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Hot News: Baseball America concludes that the Yankee farm system is struggling: Is it us, or the system that rates systems?

Baseball American - the Mooney's Financial Rating System of baseball - has listed the Yankees as one of five organizations whose farm system had a crummy first half. Of course, this is like Arthur Anderson saying there might be a problem with Enron - (For young readers, you'll have to Google this.)Last winter, BA - as it's known in Twitter shorthand - praised the organization...
July 09, 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...
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankee Futures Mostly Down

There is an organization that gives a weekly assessment of the Yankee's top ten prospects.I did have a major argument with that source, not about their postings, but about the issue of whether the Yankees actually have ten prospects, much less a top ten.In any case, they convinced me that as long as the Yankees have more than ten active players cumulative, in their minor league...
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Minor League Preview: New York Yankees

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2012 (6) | 2011 (5) | 2010 (22) | 2009 (15) | 2008 (5) 2012 Affiliate Records MLB: [95-67] AL East AAA: [84-60] International League – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre AA: [79-63] Eastern League – Trenton A+: [65-70] Florida State League – Tampa A: [73-63] South Atlantic League – Charleston A(ss): [30-45] New York-Penn League --...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees claim RHP Storey off waivers from Astros

The New York Yankees have claimed right-hander Mickey Storey off waivers from the Houston Astros. The 26-year-old was 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 26 relief appearances after making his major league debut in August. He was 7-4 with a 3.05 ERA this year at Triple-A Oklahoma City. New York also added seven players to its 40-man roster, selecting left-handers Manny Banuelos and Francisco...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees Facing Key 40-man Roster Calls in Advance of Tuesday’s Deadline

Will Manny Banuelos be added to the 40-man roster in time to be protected from the Rule V draft? (Photo Credit: With tomorrow being the deadline for the Yankees to protect some of their players from the annual Rule V draft. If not added to the 40-man roster, each of the players below will be able to be drafted just a couple of weeks from now. There is currently seven open...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Baseball America Releases its Top Ten Yankees Prospects

Despite season-ending labrum surgery, Mason Williams is at the top of Baseball America’s Yankees prospect list (Photo Credit: Every year, prestigious baseball scouting website releases its analysis of each team’s farm system, complete with their listing of the top ten prospects in each organization. On Friday, the analysis of the Yankees’ farm...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Forget your woes, Yankiverse. The time has come to talk about Slade Heathcott

Yesterday, some Trenton tweetybird leaked Baseball America's top 10 Yankee prospects for the coming meltdown year. You know the deal: It's the annual Yankiverse salivation-fest, where we analyze stool samples and promote the rising studs, even if other teams have far more in the pipeline than we do. In fact, this year's list has a few disturbing cracks: Two of our 10...
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees' top pitching prospect faces Tommy John surgery

Manny Banuelos, considered the New York Yankees' top pitching prospect, is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday that likely will sideline him for the 2013 season. Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure in Pensacola, Fla., on the 21-year-old Banuelos, who hasn't pitched since May for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees apparently thought the injury...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Banuelos to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Manny Banuelos is headed to the operating room for Tommy John surgery (Photo Credit: Mike Ashmore) The top pitching prospect in the Yankees’ farm system, Manny Banuelos, will undergo Tommy John surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews on Thursday, states Josh Norris of the Trentonian. The surgery will cause Banuelos to miss the entire 2013 season. Banuelos, who was 0-2 with a 4...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Is the Yankees' 'Plan' in danger?

Here's the New York Yankees' problem, and it goes well beyond the threat posed by the run differential-defying Baltimore Orioles and the dollar-defying Tampa Bay Rays. If the Yankees fail to reach the postseason, it could wreck The Plan. The Plan, if you haven't heard, is for the Yankees to reduce their payroll below the $189 million luxury-tax threshold by 2014. The...
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September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Top Ten Left Handed Pitching Prospects Update #4

With three pitchers making signficant contributions at the big league level, the 2013 left-handed pitcher list will have some change. Then, there will be guys that drop off the list due to lack of performance or injury. The list is definitely not as strong as the right-handed list, but that is to be expected given the breakdown of the population. Manny Banuelos– New...
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees Shut Down Manuel Banuelos For Rest of Season

From Andrew Marchand:The New York Yankees' top pitching prospect, Manny Banuelos, will not pitch again this year after throwing in six games all season, the team's vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman told ESPN New York on Monday. "He's not going to be back this season," Newman said. The left-handed Banuelos, rated the Yankees' No. 1 prospect...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss Top Ten Left Handed Pitching Prospects

It’s hard to believe, but we’re getting close to the end on our prospect list. It’s just in time for the trade deadline too. Of course, that was the whole intent of doing the list anyway. One of the great things about is that it updates each team’s top twenty list with every move that is made. That gives fans a real time look at how trades impact...
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Top Ten Left Handed Pitcher Prospects Update #3

The left handed pitcher list is not as accomplished as the right handers, but there are still some gems here. As with all of the other positions, some of these names may pop up in trades. In particular, pitchers on contenders should always keep a bag packed just in case. Like with the right-handers, we will add FIP, BABIP, and LOB%. Manny Banuelos– New York Yankees...
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

The Killer B's: Bed, Bath and Betances

Two years ago, Yangeeks endlessly fantacized the farm system's "Killer B's:" Andrew Brackman, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances - three stud pitchers destined for NYC.Unfortunately, the Brack never found a pitching motion worth using twice; he's now a Red. Banuelos is hurt; Team Cashman assures us he's not Tommy John, but he might have another lost...
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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