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The Yankees farm system in April: Top hitting prospects

As the calendar turns to May, minor league players now have nearly a month’s worth of games under their belts. This isn’t a huge sample — certainly not big enough to make any definitive conclusions — but might be enough … Continue reading

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New metrics: Brian McCann’s defense alone is worth over two wins

Yesterday, Baseball Prospectus unveiled a new model for quantifying the value of catcher defense. Unlike previous framing stats, this new methodology incorporates pitch-types, count, and umpire tendencies. They also released a stat that quantifies a catcher’s ability to block pitches. According … Continue reading

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2014 projections: Catchers

Over the last couple of days, I looked at the projected stats for the starting pitchers and relievers in camp with the Yankees this spring. In the coming days, I will do the same for all of the players in big league camp … Continue reading

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Midseason re-evaluation of the Yankees’ prospects

At the start of the season, the Yankees’ farm system was regarded as above-average. While the collection of prospects wasn’t considered to be elite, virtually every ranking out there put them in the 10-14 range out of the 30 teams. The gems … Continue reading

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Minor league hitters who may be breaking out

Now that minor league teams have several weeks of games under their belts, individual player sample sizes are becoming something less than useless. We shouldn’t completely re-evaluate a player’s prospect status based on 40 games, but there’s certainly something to … Continue reading

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A Look at Non-Roster Invitees

We’re almost there. In less than a week’s time, the Yankees will begin playing actual games. Sure they don’t count for anything, but it’s exciting nonetheless. Historically, spring training has been regarded as a great opportunity for lesser-known minor-leaguers to … Continue reading

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