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New York Yankees Coach Mick Kelleher not Surprised by Yangervis Solarte’s Success
May 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Yangervis Solarte has been a big surprise for the New York Yankees since making the team out of Spring Training. Solarte was signed as a Minor League Free Agent by the Yankees this off-season. Solarte convinced Yankees infield coach, Mick Kelleher, early on that he had what it takes to make...

New York Yankees 2014 Top Organizational Prospects; No. 2 Mason Williams
May 5th, 2014 at 5:32 PM
Mason Williams is a name that some New York Yankee fans probably feel they have been hearing for ever. Williams was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft out of West Orange High School in Florida.  ***VIDEO1*** Mason in his first couple of years in the farm...

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No.10 Luis Severino
April 2nd, 2014 at 12:14 PM
As we get to the 2014 top 10 of the New York Yankees organizational prospects only four are new names with the other six making consecutive seasons in the top end. One of the new names sitting at No.10 is RHP Luis Severino signed in 2011 out of the Dominican Republic....

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No. 12 Manny Banuelos
March 30th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Manny Banuelos is a name that Yankee fans have heard for a along time. The New York Yankees bought him from the Mexican League in 2008 at the tender age of 17. The young lefty was considered one of the original highly touted Killer B's in the Yankees farm system....

New York Yankees Infielders Yangervis Solarte and Dean Anna Make Roster; SS Eduardo Nunez Sent Down
March 30th, 2014 at 12:42 AM
With infield depth a major concern this season, the New York Yankees are looking within for answers. The Yanks announced on Saturday that rookies Dean Anna and Yangervis Solarte have made the major league roster. The resulting promotion of the two youngsters meant the demotion of veteran shortstop, Eduardo Nunez. ***PHOTO1*** Nunez 26, was signed...

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No. 11 Gosuke Katoh
March 29th, 2014 at 8:52 AM
We know the New York Yankees organization can develop pitchers, but the knock on the farm system has been the position players, too few and far between.  Second baseman Gosuke Katoh may be a step in the right direction selected 66th in the second round of the 2013 draft out of Rancho...

New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka Ready for Primetime After Spring Training Finale
March 29th, 2014 at 6:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** Newly acquired Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka looks ready for his big-league debut for the New York Yankees after finishing his first spring training in the states with a stellar outing. Tanaka, who took the mound against the Miami Marlins on Friday following three scoreless innings from Hiroki Kuroda, looked dominant....

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No. 13 Jose Ramirez
March 27th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The New York Yankees signed Jose A Ramirez in 2007 at the tender age of 17 out of the Dominican Republic.  In 2008 he played in the Dominican Republic League before coming state side in 2009 to play in the rookie Gulf Coast League where he was electric. In 64 innings...

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No. 14 Bryan Mitchell
March 26th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Bryan Mitchell was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 16th round of the 2009 Major League Draft right out of high school from Reidsville, North Carolina.  The right-handed Mitchell has absolutely unbelievable stuff and the Yankees are hoping under pitching coordinator Gil Patterson's tutelage he can harness control of...

“Tapped Out” New York Yankees Still Looking to Fill Holes Before Start of Season
March 25th, 2014 at 6:10 PM
With all of the Free Agent movement this off-season, no one would say that the New York Yankees are reluctant to spend money. With multi-million dollar deals to Masahiro Tanaka, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann, the Yankees have been among the biggest spenders this off-season. With all of the money...

Sweet Home Alabama: New York Yankees David Robertson Ready to Make Closer Role His Own
March 25th, 2014 at 12:12 PM
It will be a big change for New York Yankee faithful this season when the game is on the line. For the past 17 seasons it has been a foregone conclusion that #42 would be on the mound to close out the game. Just the image of Mariano walking in...

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No. 15 Mark Montgomery
March 24th, 2014 at 3:03 PM
Mark Montgomery was the New York Yankees 11th-round selection in 2011 out of Longwood. The right handed reliever has the make-up and pitches to eventually be an above average closer. Montgomery opened a lot of eyes his first two seasons with the organization. In 2011 he split time between Staten Island...

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi to Announce the 5th Starter on Tuesday; Michael Pineda, David Phelps the Favorites
March 23rd, 2014 at 1:57 PM
During the spring, it's been a battle and competition between four guys for one spot on the New York Yankees; for the fifth starters spot. With CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Ivan Nova and Masahir Tanaka all set for the first four spots in the starting rotation, which left Michael Pineda, David...

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No. 16 Rafael De Paula
March 22nd, 2014 at 9:21 AM
Rafael De Paula's stock has dropped, but he still is considered one of the top prospects in the New York Yankees organization. Last year he was ranked No. 4 with above average stuff and this season he has moved down significantly to the No. 16 position. Currently, he grades average...

New York Yankees SP David Phelps Keeps Pace in Bid for Fifth Rotation Spot
March 21st, 2014 at 12:55 AM
With everything to prove and nothing to lose, Michael Pineda has been spectacular in his bid to earn a rotation spot with the New York Yankees this spring. As well as the former Seattle Mariner has pitched, David Phelps has been right there with him, every step of the way....

Watch the Video: New York Yankees Game Delayed by Swarm of Bees
March 19th, 2014 at 4:01 PM
There was a lot of BUZZ surrounding yesterday's matchup between The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox down in Tampa, Florida. There was plenty of action at George M. Steinbrenner Stadium as the Yankees walked away with an impressive 8-1 victory, highlighted by superb pitching and timely hitting. But it...

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No. 17 Luis Torrens
March 19th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
A name New York Yankees fans haven't heard till now is Luis Torrens. The 17 year old was signed for $1.3 million in 2012 out of Venezuela originally as a shortstop. New York quickly decided to convert him to catcher and that moved paid dividends quickly. In 2013 playing for...

New York Yankees 5th Starter Battle Now Between Michael Pineda & David Phelps: Report
March 18th, 2014 at 1:39 AM
When spring training started, there was at least four pitchers battling it out for one spot left in the starting rotation for the New York Yankees. There was David Phelps from last year who got a chance to start quite a few games, that was until a forearm injury took him...

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No. 18 Abiatal Avelino
March 17th, 2014 at 1:36 PM
Will the next Derek Jeter please stand up? Abiatal Avelino may eventually be the long term option at shortstop for the New York Yankees. The Yankees have quite a few intriguing options in the low minors of the organization, but Avelino stands out as one of the possibilities of the future. New...

New York Yankees Send Down Top Prospect Manny Banuelos
March 16th, 2014 at 9:05 PM
At 17 years of age the New York Yankees signed starting pitcher, Manny Banuelos. At the time, the Yankee projected him as a top prospect. On Sunday, the Yankees demoted the former Baseball America top ranked prospect to their minor-league camp. Banuelos has gone through some tough times since joining the...