SLADE HEATHCOTT NEWS

Aaron Judge moves up to Scranton, while Flores, Heathcott and Williams try to heal before the trade deadline

Yesterday, the Yankees promoted Aaron Judge - their most celebrated position prospect since Jesus "Ice Cream Sandwich" Montero - up from Trenton to the Scranton/Columbus RailClippers. Judge is 23, but he eats like 40. He stands 6'7" and weighs 275 pounds - C.C. Sabathia territory. At Trenton, Judge was hitting .284 with 12 home runs, (which had him tied for the Eastern League lead...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees are playing two different long term strategies: One for college guys, and one for Latino teens

The Yankees this week drafted 41 amateur players - 34 from the college ranks - according to the Wall Street Journal. Over the last two years, 4 out of 5 Yankee picks have been college dudes - who are about 21, a few years older than the garden variety high-schooler. The Yankees' draft rate is 83 percent college - that's higher than the MLB average - and it's the team's highest percentages...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mason Williams is next: Are the Yankees showcasing these guys for a trade?

In the last few weeks, the Yankees have unveiled...1, Slade Heathcott, who homered, and then tweaked a gonad2. Ramon Flores, who threw out base-runners, and then got demoted3. Jose Pirela, who homered, and today has been demoted4. Mason Williams, who arrives tonight.5. The current population of Guam at 2B, including somebody named Tony Renda, whom they just got from the Nats today...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bad form, Yankees: How could you let Mariano Jr. be drafted by another team?

I don't generally rip Yankee draft picks, because I've never seen the kids, and what do I know? (Besides, that's Alphonso's job.) I think it's fair to note whether the brain trust is picking consensus studs (Judge, Jagielo, Clarkin, et al) or playing Instant Lotto (Andrew Brackman, Cito Culver, et al), and to occasionally ask why Hal "I'm Not Cheap" Steinbrenner - whose gold extend...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Life is good, all is well, everything is beautiful, and I love each of you.

Nothing makes a game more watchable than a six-run first.It adds drama to the night, knowing the opposing starter is toast and their bullpen is down to stems and seeds. It provides a mental cushion. You can root for the padding of stats. You can watch hockey between pitches. (Or even Cirque de Kardashian.) This must be what it's like to live in Colorado, where you can walk...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Heathcott goes on DL with right quad strain

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Ramon Flores had a feeling his time had come. The Yankees called and his feeling turned out to be correct. Flores was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before Saturday's game against the Oakland Athletics to replace outfielder Slade Heathcott, who went on the disabled list with a right quad strain, retroactive to Friday. Flores, in his seventh season...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Do You Remember?

I am leading the campaign bemoaning the loss to injury ( quad strain - 2nd degree ) of Slade Heathcott.He was the reason I wanted to watch the Yankee games.  And I like Lindgren, too ( I hope that is his name ).  But he is likely only to be seen when we are in trouble.It dawned on me this morning that Cris Capuano didn't make it to NYC until about 2 weeks ago, due to a similar...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: should Luis Severino be promoted?

With the New York Yankees calling up Slade Heathcott and Jacob Lindgren, fans may be getting a taste of the new crop of Yankees that will play for the club in the coming years. Thus, it should come as no surprise that righty Luis Severino, regarded as one of their top prospects, was promoted from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. At Double-A, Severino has posted...
Via isportsweb.com
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Enervating

Well, folks, we got our 2 runs.  And what, 4 hits? ( I'm actually just guessing).  I know McMann went deep.  Another road trip starts out in the garbage.  Oakland is awful.It doesn't matter.Without Slade Heathcott in the line-up ( or anyone with youth, energy, hustle and potential ), watching the Yankees is like watching nine old guys shaving in a dingy shower room of a faded...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

In a place of nothingness, Slade Heathcott tweaks another thingy

Nothing good ever happens in Oakland. You can look it up. It's where Gertrude Stein originally said, "There's no there there." The only Oakland sports team ever worth following was the Bay Area Bombers of the Roller Derby league, with Capt. Joan Weston, the lone person capable of defeating the loathsome Ann Calvello, "Frankenstein's Bride," who greased her skates with the...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Is John Sterling's home run call for Slade Heathcott his worst ever?

John Sterling coming up with his home run calls?One of the things about writing this blog is that I don't really know what will strike a chord (or a nerve!) with people, and what will be greeted with nothing but crickets. With a few exceptions, that is!For some reason, any thing I write on Michael Kay or John Sterling will generally get a huge number of page views. One of our top...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Yankees Are Beginning To Turn It Around

After losing ten of 11 games, the New York Yankees accomplished something last night that they haven’t in nearly a month. The Yankees have won consecutive games. The Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals on Memorial Day 14-1, tallying five home runs and three in the first inning, then took the Royals down again Tuesday night with a 5-1 victory. The 19 runs scored the last...
Via Baseball Essential
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Heathcott, Lindgren Part Of Bright Future For Baby Bombers

Of all the many Yankees highlights from yesterday's 14-1 drubbing of the Kansas City Royals, the best ones, in my opinion, were the ones involving the rookies: OF Slade Heathcott and LHP Jacob Lindgren. Heathcott, who first appeared in a Major League game last week in Washington, DC, went 2-5 yesterday with two RBIs, hitting his first big league home run. Lindgren made his debut...
Via Lady At The Bat
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Heathcott and Lindgren: At last! Reasons to watch

Memorable day, Memorial Day. The Evils scored a zillion runs and played Paddington Bear with their stat lines, whacking the jerks who embarrassed us last week. No complaints here. Chase Headley entered the game batting .242 and finished at .255. You'd think he was having a good year. One thing I'd almost forgotten about laughers: You don't feel compelled to watch every pitch...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Yanks To Retire Memorial Day

This was just announced by the Yankees' front office. "No Yankee will ever wear the last Monday of May on their jersey. 5/25-5/31 will all be retired. We dedicate this to all the Yankees who served honorably on federal holidays." When asked why Memorial Day and not Veteran's Day, the Yankees' brass said their roster celebrates Veteran's Day every day. The Yankees exploded for...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Slade Heathcott hits first MLB home run (Video)

The New York Yankees crushed Kansas City Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie in the first inning, hitting three home runs and scoring eight runs. One of those was rookie Slade Heathcott, who has a big league name and now has his first big league home run to go along with it:
Via Fox Sports
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Yankees' big problem is not pitching, hitting or fielding. It is a dark, soul-crushing boredom

Last night, I had a reason to watch the Yankees. His name was Slade Heathcott.First time he came up, we were already down 7-0. I figured the game was over. We don't score eight runs in a weekend, much less one night. Still, I dropped what I was doing and rushed the TV. And he didn't let me down: He laced a drive to left-center, ran like a banshee, slid headfirst for a double. It...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Slade Heathcott’s wild journey to the big leagues

Yankee fans got some disappointing news this week when it was announced that center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury had been placed on the 15-day DL with a knee injury. To that point of the season, the former All-Star had been one of the Yankees’ most productive players, boasting a .324 batting average and a team leading 14 stolen bases. Add that to the fact that the Bronx Bombers have...
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May 22, 2015  |  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...
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May 21, 2015  |  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
May 20, 2015  |  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
May 20, 2015  |  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...
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May 20, 2015  |  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
May 20, 2015  |  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
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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