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Aaron Judge and player comparisons

The method sports fans use to prepare themselves for a new generation of prospects is to draw comparisons. We do it all the time– maybe even too much. Comparisons are crude, inaccurate and based on so many subjective factors that we often blur the line between performance and aesthetic comps. Every short, hard-nosed middle infielder is […]

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All This Velocity Talk

There’s a good chance if you’ve found your way to a niche Baseball Prospectus site covering the New York Yankees, you’re in the loop with the more prominent stories over the first week of the season. One thing that’s been the subject of much discussion is velocity. Major League Baseball has switched from PITCHf/x to Trackman for in-stadium […]

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Spring Training Recap: Week One

Congratulations, Yankees fans, you’ve survived the offseason! It was a rough one, especially with the Yankees refusing to sign a free agent, but that’s all behind us now. It’s finally March, which means that spring training is here. These exhibition games won’t feature the most exciting and pivotal action that you’ll witness this season, but […]

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A-Rod is (inadvertently) hurting the Yankees

When Carlos Beltran signed a three-year, $45 million deal in the winter of 2014, the Yankees envisioned a light, manageable role for the then 36-year-old. He’d end his days as an everyday outfielder and slide into the designated hitter spot, where he could age like delectable cheddar cheese. And, in 2014, that plan was executed. Beltran spent 76 games at DH and […]

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Three Yankees prospects land in BP’s Top 101

First of all, if you’re reading this and haven’t purchased the Baseball Prospectus 2016 annual, complete with player predictions and insider-level comments on each team, you should order a copy. BP released its Top 101 Prospects of 2016 on Friday, which includes three promising youngsters in the Yankees system.   OF Aaron Judge (No. 18) 2015 rank: 59   Book comments: Judge […]

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Prospects Who Could Make An Impact in 2016

The Yankees have started to make an attempt to get younger. Last year, they traded for Nathan Eovaldi and Didi Gregorious, gave rookies Luis Severino and Greg Bird prominent roles, and avoided trading top prospects. The goal of building a team that can have short term and long term success, which is what the Yankees are […]

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Yankees Midseason Top 15 Prospects

Now that the trade deadline has passed, we can all sigh with relief that the Yankees’ newfound prospect depth is almost entirely intact. Ramon Flores and Jose Ramirez, we hardly knew ye. What lies below is my entirely subjective and personal ranking of who I reason to be the fifteen best prospects in the Yankees’ […]