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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects: New York Yankees

Damn rotter, Eenhoorn!

1. Jesus Montero, c
2. Manny Banuelos, lhp
3. Dellin Betances, rhp
4. Gary Sanchez, c
5. Mason Williams, of
6. Dante Bichette, 3b
7. Ravel Santana, of
8. Austin Romine, c
9. J.R. Murphy, c/3b
10. Slade Heathcott, of

It wasn’t all great news for New York on the player-development front. Righthander Andrew Brackman, a 2007 first-round pick who collected nearly $6 million on the big league deal he signed without reaching the majors, didn’t have his $2.2 million option for 2012 picked up after a terrible season. He contemplated quitting baseball and has gone 15-29, 5.11 as a pro.

Outside of Banuelos, the Yankees continue to struggle to develop lefties. Even with the success at the lower levels, the system’s domestic clubs struggled to reach .500.

But on Cashman’s watch, New York has been the majors’ most consistent winner and produced its share of homegrown talent. As the GM begins a new three-year contract, it’s easy to say that he has earned it.

Repoz Posted: January 05, 2012 at 05:30 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: minor leagues, prospect reports, scouting, yankees

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   1. SteveF Posted: January 05, 2012 at 03:50 PM (#4029724)
They've done a reasonably decent job of developing useful pitching over these last few years, but not the kind of pitching that you want starting playoff games (which is really what they need). I think it's a big reason why the Yankees have not experienced a September like the Red Sox experienced in 2011, in spite of having been as badly injured as that in the past. They seem to always have a guy in AAA/AA who can come up and give them 5 innings of 3 run ball.
   2. Cblau Posted: January 05, 2012 at 04:35 PM (#4029793)
Brackman did reach the majors; he pitched 3 times for the Yankees last year without allowing a run.
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 05, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4029810)
They've done a reasonably decent job of developing useful pitching over these last few years, but not the kind of pitching that you want starting playoff games (which is really what they need). I think it's a big reason why the Yankees have not experienced a September like the Red Sox experienced in 2011, in spite of having been as badly injured as that in the past. They seem to always have a guy in AAA/AA who can come up and give them 5 innings of 3 run ball.

And they've got a ton of young SP arms floating around now. You've got Hughes and Nova, who still are unknown quantities, plus Noesi, Banuelos, Betances, Warren, and Phelps.

If they can get one top end starter (120 ERA+), a mid-rotation guy, and a 5th starter type out of that, they'll be in great shape. Even two mid-rotation guys and a 5th would work.

The key is to start developing something on the position side. They've got to turn Montero/Bichette/Williams/Romine/Heathcott etc. into at least 2 above average regulars.

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