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  • Originally posted by bigpoppy View Post
    effortless... sweetest swing in MLB IMO

    look at what a great pitch that was. great location.... (maybe slightly up over the plate) Stanton just bombs it anyway. goes with it to opposite filed, digs it up, bat as level as possible.... pitchers do not want to face that dude

    https://twitter.com/MaxWildstein/sta...984704/photo/1


    I like seeing him go to the opposite field.

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    • Originally posted by bigpoppy View Post
      effortless... sweetest swing in MLB IMO

      look at what a great pitch that was. great location.... (maybe slightly up over the plate) Stanton just bombs it anyway. goes with it to opposite filed, digs it up, bat as level as possible.... pitchers do not want to face that dude

      https://twitter.com/MaxWildstein/sta...984704/photo/1
      If he learns to go oppo more, he just might get to 60. What a swing.
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      • Andujar with two home runs today.

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        • Originally posted by L.T.56 View Post
          Andujar with two home runs today.
          NICE!

          My kind of player

          hit well..catching is optional LOL
          Last edited by bigpoppy; 03-01-2018, 03:26 PM.

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          • MIGGY!
            JAR!

            CLEARWATER, Fla. -- At the moment, Miguel Andujar may be the best hitter in the Grapefruit League, and his sights remain set upon convincing the Yankees that he should be their Opening Day third baseman.

            Andujar homered in each of his first two at-bats on Thursday against the Phillies at Spectrum Field, slugging first-pitch shots off Nick Pivetta in the second inning and Pedro Beato in the third inning.

            "It's a matter of going out there with a plan, paying attention and seeing how they're pitching you, and trying to make the adjustments and implement that in your next at-bat," Andujar said earlier this week through an interpreter.

            https://www.mlb.com/news/yankees-mig...rs/c-267590300
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            • Yanks farm in Top 10 despite myriad deals, graduations

              A year ago, the Yankees had the No. 2-rated farm system. Since then, they've graduated American League Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge to the big leagues, along with Jordan Montgomery, Chad Green, Jonathan Holder, Clint Frazier and Tyler Wade. They've also traded a slew of prospects -- including Jorge Mateo, Blake Rutherford, Dustin Fowler, James Kaprielian, Jorge Guzman, Nick Solak, Taylor Widener, Ian Clarkin and Zack Littell -- to acquire National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton and other veterans such as Sonny Gray, David Robertson and Brandon Drury.

              MLB's Top 10 farm systems | Yanks' Top 30 Prospects list

              After all those departures, New York's system has dropped … but only to No. 6 in MLB Pipeline's latest rankings. That's a tribute to what may be the best depth in baseball, especially in terms of right-handed pitching. The Yankees' international program keeps cranking out righty after righty with electric arms, starting with Luis Medina, Freicer Perez, Domingo Acevedo.

              New York also has found talented position players such as outfielder Estevan Florial, third baseman Miguel Andujarand shortstop Thairo Estrada on the international market. When the Yankees were reloading rather than contending in 2016, GM Brian Cashman swung trades that brought in Top 100 Prospects Gleyber Torres, Justus Sheffield and Albert Abreu. While there aren't many open roster spots in New York for 2018, Torres, Andujar and righties Chance Adams, Cody Carroll, Domingo German and Giovanny Gallegos are ready to contribute as needed.


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              • Originally posted by L.T.56 View Post
                Andujar with two home runs today.

                Just imagine if Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar become stars at their positions. There wouldn't be a single weak spot in the line up.

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                • Hal Steinbrenner doesn’t mind Yankees being called the ‘Evil Empire’ again.

                  TAMPA, Fla. — As the Yankees downstairs in the clubhouse embrace their renewed status as baseball’s Evil Empire, the would-be emperor, Hal Steinbrenner, isn’t fully on board with the whole Dark Side imagery. But it’s clear that the team’s managing general partner still can have some fun playing the bad guy.

                  “Nobody loves ‘Star Wars’ more than me,” he said with a smile during an interview with Newsday on Thursday. “I grew up with it. Remember seeing it in ’77 in the theaters. Read more.

                  https://www.newsday.com/sports/baseb...ing-1.17028680


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                  • Who's left? Odd trend for AL hitters examined

                    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- This will blow your mind. There are 20 position players in the American League who received MVP Award votes last year. There were 21, but Eric Hosmer went to play for the San Diego Padres, so that leaves 20.

                    Guess how many of those 20 are left-handed hitters.

                    Before you guess, consider that the four best hitters in AL history are probably Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Ty Cobb and Lou Gehrig, all left-handed hitters. Many would put Tris Speaker fifth. He, too, batted left-handed. The legacy of great left-handed hitters -- from Ruth to Williams to Yaz to Reggie to Brett to Boggs to Junior to Thome to Ortiz to Cano -- has been a hallmark of American League baseball.

                    Did you guess how many of the 20 American Leaguers who got MVP Award votes hit left-handed?

                    Answer: 1. Didi Gregorius. He got four MVP points, the equivalent of a seventh-place vote.

                    The brilliant Joe Sheehan came up with that amazing fact, but it's more than just trivia. The AL is a right-handed-hitting league like it hasn't been in a very long time; I had to go all the way back to 1974 to find a time when the AL leaned so far to the right. Usually, managers will stack their lineups so lefty hitters face righty pitchers at least half the time, usually a touch more. From 2000-15, right-handed pitchers faced lefty batters about 51 percent of the time.

                    Last year? Right-handed pitchers faced lefty batters less than 44 percent of the time, the lowest percentage since the aforementioned 1974 season. And, remember, a lot of those are switch-hitters.

                    Here's another one: No left-handed batter has won an AL MVP this decade. The last lefty to win an AL MVP Award was Joe Mauer in 2009. No left-handed hitter has finished in the Top 5 since '14, when Michael Brantley finished third.

                    https://www.mlb.com/news/american-le...rs/c-267642918

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                    Interesting article.

                    I didnt even realize Didi got MVP votes last year. Quite amazing.

                    Maybe this is why we are going more right handed power heavy in our lineup?

                    Cashman said he wants to get more analytical.
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                    • Originally posted by L.T.56 View Post
                      Andujar with two home runs today.
                      His bat is electric, but unfortunately I think he starts off in the minors with Torres. Yankees can gain an extra year on both with a few weeks down in the minors. Plus, I think Cashman has a serious crush on Drury.
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                      • Originally posted by TheAnalyst View Post

                        His bat is electric, but unfortunately I think he starts off in the minors with Torres. Yankees can gain an extra year on both with a few weeks down in the minors. Plus, I think Cashman has a serious crush on Drury.
                        Yea, he needs work with the glove.

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                        • Originally posted by R2Z2 View Post

                          Yea, he needs work with the glove.
                          Not so much the glove as it is his throwing to first and footwork from what I have heard.
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                          • Originally posted by TheAnalyst View Post

                            Not so much the glove as it is his throwing to first and footwork from what I have heard.
                            If he can just be serviceable at third they can get him in this lineup. With this lineup they can carry his bat if he struggles at times.

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                            • Originally posted by R2Z2 View Post

                              If he can just be serviceable at third they can get him in this lineup. With this lineup they can carry his bat if he struggles at times.
                              sounds good to me! how many games a year will his glove cost the team versus how many games a year will his bat win for you?

                              i think the bat wins out!

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                              • Originally posted by bigpoppy View Post

                                sounds good to me! how many games a year will his glove cost the team versus how many games a year will his bat win for you?

                                i think the bat wins out!


                                Defense is very important. Look how many runs Teixeira saved over the years at 1st base. He was still an asset even when his batting average dropped.

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