Tag Archives: JR Murphy

Organizational Depth: Catchers

View image | gettyimages.com It’s hard to believe, but Spring Training is approximately one month away. The weather is still frigid in the New York region, but when the Yankees report to sunny Tampa, we’ll have a lot more baseball … Continue reading

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Worth Reading: Fangraphs’ interview with JR Murphy

Today on Fangraphs, David Laurila posted an interview with Yankees’ catching prospect J.R. Murphy. There’s plenty of insight into the up and coming catcher’s career, but one particular quote illustrates how the organization values Murphy’s position: “Catching is as much … Continue reading

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Projecting platoon stats for the 2014 Yankees

Platoons are becoming increasingly common across Major League Baseball as teams try to mix and match their lineups in order to gain every advantage possible. As Tom Tango showed in The Book, single-season, and even career, platoon-split statistics often hold little predictive … Continue reading

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2014 Yankees’ Top 10 Prospects

With Baseball America’s top 10 prospect rankings set to be released tomorrow for the Yankees, we decided to take a stab at our own list beforehand. Both of us ranked our top fifteen prospects in the system, and weighted them … Continue reading

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The Yankees liked pitch framing before it was cool

Brian McCann does a lot of things well on a baseball field. He’s an excellent hitter who also plays the most premium defensive position in baseball, and he plays it very well. One of the traits that makes McCann such … Continue reading

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McCann a massive upgrade behind the dish

One year after mistakenly letting Russell Martin depart, the Yankees’ front office corrected its gaffe, signing ex-Braves catcher Brian McCann. Yes, a mulligan would be nice on Martin, who received a two-year, $17M contract from Pittsburgh last offseason. However, with … Continue reading

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