Mason Williams on the way up

With Slade Heathcott‘s call up to the big leagues, the Yankees announced earlier today that Mason Williams has been called up to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre from Double-A Trenton. The promotion is well earned for Willams, who’s resurrected his standing as a top Yankees prospect since falling off from his early success in the organization after he was drafted. Williams was...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Expectations for Slade Heathcott

After a heartbreaking 8-6 loss to the Nationals via a Ryan Zimmerman two-run, walk-off homerun, the Yankees received more bad news after learning that center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury sprained his right knee and would need a 15-day DL stint.  As a result, the Yankees called up former first round draft pick Slade Heathcott from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Once a highly touted...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Yankee Slade Heathcott has Developed as Player and Person

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Jacoby Ellsbury has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, prompting the call-up of OF prospect Slade Heathcott. Besides a wild name, who is this 24-year-old? Heathcott was drafted by the Yankees out of Texas in the first round of the 2009 draft. Forgoing a scholarship offer from LSU to sign for 2.2 million dollars made sense for the young man...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Promote a Healthy Slade Heathcott

With Jacoby Ellsbury out of action for at least the next couple of weeks with a knee sprain, the Yankees called up former first round draft choice Slade Heathcott to help fill the void in the outfield. If it feels like you’ve been hearing about Heathcott for a while now, that’s because you have been. […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Perfect timing? MIred in a slump, Slade Heathcott gets called up to the Yankees

For weeks, I secretly hoped Carlos Beltran would tweak a love handle and go on the DL. It wasn't that wished ill on Beltran - he is a nice man - but I just lost hope for him. I now leave the room when he comes to bat. (I've tried everything; nothing works.) In my fantasy Yankee world, Slade Heathcott would rise from Scranton like Linus's Great Pumpkin, take over RF and play there...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Slade Heathcott gets called up

Jacoby Ellsbury landed on the 15 Day DL due to a right knee strain suffered in the 8-6 loss to the Nats. In a corresponding move the team called up outfielder Slade Heathcott from Triple A. Heathcott has had a resurgence of sorts in the minors this season after being removed from the 40 man roster over the winter. In 36 games this season, he is hitting .280 with one homer and 17...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Call up Slade Heathcott, Send Ellsbury to DL

The New York Yankees have called Slade Heathcott up from the Triple-A, Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders. During the game against the Washington Nationals, Jacoby Ellsbury seemed to tweak his right knee on a swing in the fourth inning. Ellsbury will be getting an MRI on that knee, but until then, he has been put on the 15-Day DL. So far this year, Heathcott has a slash line of .280...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees CF Ellsbury heads to DL with right knee injury

  New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is heading to the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee after getting injured Tuesday night during an 8-6, 10-inning loss to the Washington Nationals. The Yankees said that outfielder Slade Heathcott would be called up from Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday. Heathcott will be selected to the 40-man roster, requiring...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ellsbury heading to the DL

  After Jacoby Ellsbury left the game, he headed right into the trainers room. He went for an MRI and it’s being being reported by YES Network’s Jack Curry that Ellsbury tweaked his knee enough to where he will be placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Yankees will option up CF Slade Heathcott (.280/.331/.353) to take his place. Getty ImagesAll we know right now is that it’s...
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Everything is all right... something must be wrong

Sunday, Tanaka was resting, Chris Capuano and Ivan Nova were healing, and even Carlos Beltran was HR-trotting around the bases. Brian Cashman was celebrating the 2012 trade of Jesus, Michael Pineda was gathering a Cy Young buzz, Brian McCann was beating the over-shift, and down in the Anthracite Capital of Pennsylvania, Slade Heathcott was tearing up the International League instead...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

RailRiders Stop Gwinnett Braves

MOOSIC, PA – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (13-14), on the strength of a four-run bottom of the fourth inning, beat the Gwinnett Braves (12-14) 5-3 Wednesday afternoon in game two of the three-game series at PNC Field. The loss ended the G-Braves’ season-high, four-game winning streak and evened their record at 1-1 on the current six-game road trip. The RailRiders broke...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Scranton Effect

There is a sad song that tells the story of what happens to eager young Yankees who are sent to Scranton.This is the story of two.Rob Refsnyder - who hit .426 in spring training for the Yankees.Slade Heathcott - who hit over .300 and was awarded the Yankee's " rookie of the year " award for spring training.Slade is an outfielder who can play any position.  But he is blocked by Carlos...
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Old Heathcott slayed? “I have been a negative influence, a bad influence, all my life, with how to go about things and fighting the system and making excuses and complaining and things like that. But I decided I was done making excuses. I was done complai

This spring, the Yankees' prodigal son - now 24, and in his 7th year as a pro - played his way onto the Triple A roster. Yep, Slade Heathcott has made it... to Scranton!Tonight, he starts in the anthracite capital of Pennsylvania, the former home of Dwight Shrute, (who is now Backstrom). He's a dad, he's eating right, he's no longer crazy-*******-loco, and if he can stay healthy...
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 32: Split squad road Yankees lose

New York Yankees 2 — Detroit Tigers 3The road Yankees lose in the split squad day.Bryan Mitchell got the start in the visit to the Detroit Tigers. Through the first three innings, Mitchell allowed three to reach but he kept the Tigers off the scoreboard. His second time through the order would not go as well. Miguel Cabrera would walk to start the fourth inning. After getting the...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees reassign seven to minor league camp

The Yankees announce that they reassigned seven players to their minor league camp. Infielders Cole Figueroa and Jonathan Galvis, catchers Francisco Arcia and Kyle Higashioka, outfielder Slade Heathcott, and pitchers Jacob Lindgren and Nick Rumbelow have all been sent down. NYY reassigned C F. Arcia, INF C. Figueroa & J. Galvez, OF S. Heathcott, C K. Higashioka, LHP J. Lindgren...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 28: Headley strong in win

New York Yankees 7 — Houston Astros 0In the third inning, Chase Headley continued his strong spring with his third home run. The home run was a solo blast with two outs. In the fourth inning, the Yankees’ starting first baseman, Alex Rodriguez, led off with a single. Rob Refsnyder would hit a single of his own and Slade Heathcott would bring around one with a run-scoring single...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 25: Warren allows one in loss

New York Yankees 5 — Tampa Bay Rays 6The New York Yankees visited the Tampa Bay Rays and Adam Warren got the nod for the start. The Yankees got on the scoreboard first. In the second inning, Rob Refsnyder was walked with one out and Slade Heathcott would hit a double to deep center field, scoring Refsnyder from first base. The Rays would not have to wait long to tie the game up...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring Training game 18 lineup: 3/19/15

The Yankees face the Phillies tonight in Tampa from George M. Steinbrenner Field. Esmil Rogers gets the ball for New York, A-Rod will DH.New York Yankees (10-6-1)Didi Gregorius SSStephen Drew 2BCarlos Beltran RFMark Teixeira 1BChase Headley 3BAlex Rodriguez DHAustin Romine CRamon Flores LFSlade Heathcott CFRHP Esmil RogersGame time: 7:05 pm ET – GMS Field – Tampa, FLTV: YES Network...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring Training game 12 lineup: 3/13/15

The Yankees travel down to Fort Myers, Fla. tonight to take on the rival Boston Red Sox. Adam Warren gets the start, and has a pretty good chance to win the fifth rotation spot since Chris Capuano went down with a quad injury. New York will get a look at one of the newest members of the Red Sox, New Jersey native Rick Porcello.New York Yankees (6-4-1)Ramon Flores RFChris Young CFGarrett...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Twitter ignores A-Rod’s first home run, this is going to be a fun season

There are few things more obnoxious to me on Twitter than detailed play by play of exhibition games.  I react much like Jonah Keri does whenever there’s an impromptu concert on an airplane.  It takes a special kind of perseverance to not click the unfollow button when someone is flooding your timeline with frantic updates from a game that doesn’t count.  With that said, the...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankee Indian Point Power Report: With a homer yesterday, A-Rod is now tied for the team lead in home runs, with 1

Bronx Bomber Home Run Leader BoardAlex Rodriguez 1Slade Heathcott 1Gary Sanchez 1Greg Bird 1Aaron Judge 1Jake Cave 1Ramon Flores 1Tyler Austin 1
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Future Is Now for Yankees Slade Heathcott

Expectations can be a facsimile of reality. The idealistic thoughts appear more fortuitous than the actual situation. Adaptability becomes a challenge and external factors ultimately transform career direction. Obstacles provide a different meaning to life. Perspective is gained for minimalist gifts bestowed upon of us each day and profession does not define your identity. Slade...
Via Baseball Essential
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring Training game 4 lineup: 3/6/15

The Yankees will have split-squad action today, as they take on the Phillies from Clearwater this afternoon and the Pirates from GMS Field tonight. Bryan Mitchel gets the start against the Phills. Here are some other notes, according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal: Carlos Beltran will make his debut in RF tonight as he eases back into the fold from offseason elbow...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Re-Sign Slade Heathcott

Slade Heathcott batted .271 with 19 extra-base hits for Charleston. (Mandatory Credit:-Mark LoMoglio/ After not being tendered a contract in November, outfielder Slade Heathcott is back with the New York Yankees on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training according to Joel Sherman. Heathcott, 24, was the 29th overall pick in the 2009 draft as a compensation...
Via The Sports Journal
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Slade Heathcott, the man who would be Josh Hamilton, is no longer a Yankee prospect

Yesterday, the Yankees jettisonned two of their most ballyhooed prospects of this new "Troubled-Yankees Millennium:" Slade Heathcott and Jose Campos are now free to walk around the cabin. They can sign with any team they wish. And the Yankiverse can add two more names to its Legion of the Lost.Campos came in the (in)famous Jesus Montero/Michael Pineda trade, and often was...
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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