SLADE HEATHCOTT NEWS

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...
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22 days ago  |  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...
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26 days ago  |  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
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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...
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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/MiLB.com) 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...
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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...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Congrats to Zolio and Frankie

Just so it's said...Congrats to everyone involved in the emancipation of Zolio Almonte and Francisco Cervelli, the Yankees longtime human paperweights.It won't be the same, without the Empire continually having them to ignore, in favor of signing other team's castoffs.I'm not sure who can fill the role of career rented mule, but I'm sure someone will step forward. Slade Heathcott...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Uh-oh. Another Yankee prospect might have just bitten the dust

This kid made a huge comeback last season after a pile of wrist issues. Conceivably, he could have reached NYC late next year. Now... Slade Heathcott II..?
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

After Jeter's number goes, it will be a long, long time before the Yankees close out another jersey

Like all Yankee fans, while fidgeting in bed late at night or sitting on the throne of eternal knowledge, I've occasionally tried to calculate exactly when the Evil Empire - (aka, the Incompetent Empire) -  will run out of jersey numbers.After Jeter's "2" is retired - (realistically, it is already gone) - we will have taken 18 numbers off the books. You could argue that it took...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees September Roster Moves

The Yankees opened up the roster’s this afternoon, adding eight players to the club. Here is the list of moves made today. Only surprise is the the Heathcott move, by adding him to the 60-day disabled list they have activated his big league clock, but they have depth in the outfield so it really is a low risk move. Recalled C John Ryan Murphy, RHP Preston Claiborne, RHP Bryan...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Descent Begins In Earnest. Do Not Read This. It Is long, Insightful and Painful.

Duque says, "we dodged a bullet," when Cliff Lee turned up lame.  I disagree.  We tried to make that deal with the same enthusiasm and foresight the Yankees exhibited in using a top draft pick on Andy Brackman, knowing he was headed for career ending surgery.  We tried to sign Cliff Lee utilizing the same planning and keen insight it took Brian Cashman to use a top draft pick...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

BronxPinstripes’ Midseason Top 15 Prospects

With injuries and under-performance running rampant through the Yankees farm system, this list is quite a shakeup from past prospect reports. Once thought to be top-5 prospects, the stars of Mason Williams and Slade Heathcott have fallen significantly. Another former top prospect, Rafael DePaula, is now in San Diego after being moved for Chase Headley. However, it’s not all bad...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

April May, but June Ju-LIES... The Yanks are four games behind last year's pace

Those who forget the past...Maybe we should start calling them "the Even Empire," as in "breaking even." They win a game, then they torture one.Exiting the month of May - which traditionally was cruel to Yankee powerhouses of the early 2000s - here is what I know:1. The AL East is a putrid cesspool of antique collections of mediocrity - plus a young one, Tampa Bay. Unless the Blue...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Over the holiday weekend, the Yankees' farm clubs posted football scores

Monday, the mashers of Moosic scored 2 touchdowns and a 2-point conversion.Check out Ramon Flores, who has hit 3 HRs in two games.Meanwhile, Trenton was posting 13 runs. (But nobody batting .300.) Neither of the Baseball America-approved prospects,Slade Heathcott and Mason Williams, had much to do with it.Sunday, the Charleston Riverdogs put 17. (We had a report on Mike Ford...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects

The New York Yankees have a poor farm system. Almost every one of the team’s top prospects underperformed last season, so it’s difficult to accurately assess the system moving forward. Sanchez and Murphy are good catching prospects. Judge is a mystery and could become a good power hitter. Austin, Heathcott, and Williams are all highly-regarded outfielders who performed poorly...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Note To Research Staff : Please look Further

It is one thing to assess and argue about who our next pitching staff members will be, but we have another problem.With only a handful of old, average pitchers available in our " farm system," the Yankees are going to have to score a lot of runs to win games.  Two or three runs per game for our side is a guaranteed loss. At the moment, we have one of the lowest averages in the AL...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

I Think The Safest Thing To Do Is….

1.  Think that Derek retired last year, and departed with Mariano. I watched him yesterday get thrown out by the Oriole third baseman, on a ground ball that he backhanded while sprinting up the left-field foul line onto the outfield grass.  The announcers talked about how Derek was busting it up the first base line ( and he was ), but his foot speed reflected recent leg injuries...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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