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  • 2017 NEW YORK YANKEES THREAD - BABY BOMBERS TAKE OVER!

    Sanchez, Bird, Torreyes, Frazier, Severino, Judge, Mateo, Betances, Rutherford, Shefield, Refsnyder, Tate, Torres, Heller, Austin...

    Lets kick off the new thread with a prospect I have very high expectations for:

    James Kaprielian

    Kaprielian makes return
    Yanks' No. 9 prospect getting comfortable after missing most of 2016

    Entering the season as the New York Yankees' fourth-ranked prospect, James Kaprielian was looking to make noise in his first full professional season.

    He whiffed nine batters in his debut for Class A Advanced Tampa before taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his next start and striking out nine in his third outing. Then his elbow starting barking.

    Five days after his April 21 start against Dunedin, he was placed on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation. He was diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain in June and wouldn't throw another regular-season pitch, but 6-foot-4, 200-pound right-hander was able to avoid Tommy John surgery.

    "For me this was the first time being sidelined, so any time that happens, [Tommy John] crosses into the back of your mind," Kaprielian said. "Fortunately for me, it wasn't something we needed to do or get taken care of. After getting multiple opinions and understanding what was happening, that was the biggest thing. Obviously, as a pitcher, the thought crosses your mind."

    With his injury in the rearview mirror, Kaprielian was added to Scottsdale's roster in the Arizona Fall League. He picked up where he left off in April in his first start on Oct. 13, striking out six over three innings of work against Salt River, but the numbers mattered little to the former UCLA standout.

    "I just wanted to go out there and not worry about things and just pitch and see how it went," said Kaprielian, now the Yankees' No. 9 prospect. "I attacked it like I would attack any normal game, prepared the way I needed to and fortunately things went well and the team played well. I did have a decent outing and that was the biggest thing -- it felt good to be out there and see the velocity where we wanted it to be."

    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp..._milb&sid=milb


    Torres, Tate named AFL Fall Stars: Two of Kaprielian's Yankees teammates have been tapped for Saturday's Rising Stars Game. Torres, MLB.com's No. 17 prospect, will represent the East squad as the highest-ranked overall prospect in the game, and right-hander Tate is one of 11 pitchers on the team.
    Last edited by TheAnalyst; 11-03-2016, 02:06 PM.
    Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

  • #2
    I am extremely excited about the future of the New York Yankees!

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    • #3
      Gleyber Torres projected to be top prospect #5 in MLB the end of the 2017 season. Here is a list of the Top 10:

      1. Victor Robles, OF, Nationals (No. 9)
      Robles might have the best all-around tools in Minors and could be a future .300 hitter with 15 homers and 40 steals per year.
      2. Amed Rosario, SS, Mets (No. 10)
      Rosario batted .341 in two months of Double-A at age 20 and owns four plus tools (everything but power).
      3. Austin Meadows, OF, Pirates (No. 8)
      Meadows does everything well but throw, though where Pittsburgh will squeeze him into its lineup remains to be seen.
      4. Brendan Rodgers, SS/2B, Rockies (No. 5)
      Rodgers slammed 19 homers as a 19-year-old in low Class A and could form a powerful double-play combo with Trevor Story in the future.
      5. Gleyber Torres, SS, Yankees (No. 16)
      The key to the Aroldis Chapman trade for New York, Torres is a very advanced hitter and his defense keeps improving.

      http://m.mlb.com/news/article/202749...pects-of-2017/
      Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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      • #4
        Can we wait until January 1st to start a 2017 thread?? It's November 3rd... This Baby Bomber info could've been posted in the 2016 thread!!!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by BronxBomberBlue View Post
          Can we wait until January 1st to start a 2017 thread?? It's November 3rd... This Baby Bomber info could've been posted in the 2016 thread!!!
          They forced me to do it! :-)

          2016 season is officially over.
          Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BronxBomberBlue View Post
            Can we wait until January 1st to start a 2017 thread?? It's November 3rd... This Baby Bomber info could've been posted in the 2016 thread!!!
            It can start now. Cashman is already back at work and so are we . NYY 24/7 365

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SG88 View Post
              It can start now. Cashman is already back at work and so are we . NYY 24/7 365

              Yeah, well.. The 365 days hasn't finish yet in year 2016. No reason to start a new 2017 thread when there's two months left in 2016.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by BronxBomberBlue View Post
                Yeah, well.. The 365 days hasn't finish yet in year 2016. No reason to start a new 2017 thread when there's two months left in 2016.
                Everything that happens from this point on is geared for 2017. Why put it in a 2016 thread that will just disappear soon?

                Who cares anyways lol

                All the news I provide is for the 2017 season.

                Besides, the 2016 thread started about this time in 2015 I think

                Go Yankees!
                Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BronxBomberBlue View Post
                  Yeah, well.. The 365 days hasn't finish yet in year 2016. No reason to start a new 2017 thread when there's two months left in 2016.
                  Well, fiscal year 2017 for the military started on October 1st. Lol. The fiscal year for plenty of companies has started already as well.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TheAnalyst View Post
                    Gleyber Torres projected to be top prospect #5 in MLB the end of the 2017 season. Here is a list of the Top 10:

                    1. Victor Robles, OF, Nationals (No. 9)
                    Robles might have the best all-around tools in Minors and could be a future .300 hitter with 15 homers and 40 steals per year.
                    2. Amed Rosario, SS, Mets (No. 10)
                    Rosario batted .341 in two months of Double-A at age 20 and owns four plus tools (everything but power).
                    3. Austin Meadows, OF, Pirates (No. 8)
                    Meadows does everything well but throw, though where Pittsburgh will squeeze him into its lineup remains to be seen.
                    4. Brendan Rodgers, SS/2B, Rockies (No. 5)
                    Rodgers slammed 19 homers as a 19-year-old in low Class A and could form a powerful double-play combo with Trevor Story in the future.
                    5. Gleyber Torres, SS, Yankees (No. 16)
                    The key to the Aroldis Chapman trade for New York, Torres is a very advanced hitter and his defense keeps improving.

                    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/202749...pects-of-2017/
                    I wanted Robles bad from the Nationals. I would of done a straight up trade for Miller for Robles

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                    • #11
                      MLB Hot Stove: Yankees have already reached out to free agent Aroldis Chapman
                      GM Brian Cashman says the team has already reached out to the free agent reliever

                      "There are certainly some names out there that are pretty good," Cashman said. "It's probably a thin starting pitching market, there are a number of different relievers in the market; certainly more relievers in this free agency than there are starters of quality. The trade route is obviously an area we'll see what develops over time."

                      http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/ml...oldis-chapman/
                      Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TheAnalyst View Post
                        MLB Hot Stove: Yankees have already reached out to free agent Aroldis Chapman
                        GM Brian Cashman says the team has already reached out to the free agent reliever

                        "There are certainly some names out there that are pretty good," Cashman said. "It's probably a thin starting pitching market, there are a number of different relievers in the market; certainly more relievers in this free agency than there are starters of quality. The trade route is obviously an area we'll see what develops over time."

                        http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/ml...oldis-chapman/
                        I've also read that we are interested in Greg Holland and Kendrys Morales.

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                        • #13
                          I am so excited for the 2017 season and the seasons beyond. Last year I didnt think we had a shot, but I was proven wrong with the emergence of Gary Sanchez practically carrying the team on his back to the playoffs, just missing. I expected a nice rebound in 2017, but nothing serious. After last year though, my expectations are changed. I expect a playoff birth in 2017. Getting through the AL East will be tough no doubt. The Blue Jays should be a bit weaker though losing their power bats, the Os will tumble a bit IMO as well losing Trumbo. I think the Rays get a little better. The Red Sox will still be a beast with that lineup they have although losing Roidtiz will hurt them. I dont care who they replace him with, he was a big part of the success of that team. The young studs on the Sox and the Yanks will be battling for years to come. The rivalry is back. I hope the hate comes along with it. Respected, but hated.

                          IMO the Yanks and Sox will be the 2 battling for the top for years to come.

                          Here is a nice piece on the farm:

                          “The Yankees took the unusual step of selling off their veterans to embark on a rebuilding phase, but the young players they brought up provided more immediate impact than expected and kept the team in playoff contention until the season’s final week,” wrote Kyle Glaser in the insider write-up. I have some amateur-ish thoughts on the top ten, so let’s get to ’em.

                          1. Holy crap the top ten is stacked. That’s the best Yankees top ten I can remember. You can even go all the way back to 1999 and 2000, when they had Nick Johnson and Alfonso Soriano at the top of the farm system, with Drew Henson, D’Angelo Jimenez, Wily Mo Pena, and Jake Westbrook behind them. Laugh at those names now if you want, but those dudes were a big deal back in the day. The Yankees have a ton of depth in their farm system. I’m talking players with a chance to be regular big leaguers, and that was true before the trade deadline. The deadline deals added star power like Frazier and Torres. You could put any one of the guys Baseball America ranked among the top seven in the top spot and he’d be a more than respectable No. 1 organizational prospect.

                          2. The Yankees have a shot at seven top 100 prospects. In the chat, Norris said he could “very easily see Nos. 1 through 8 in this system making the Top 100,” which would be amazing. I’m not quite as high on Adams as everyone else seems to be — he’s good! I’m just not sure he’s top 100 caliber good — so I see seven top 100 candidates, which is still incredible. Four top 100 prospects is pretty darn good. Seven is off-the-charts good. Prospects are suspects until proven otherwise, but generally speaking, that kind of top 100 prospect depth correlates well to future success. The Yankees have a lot of high-end talent and a lot of depth too. I can’t remember the last time the system was set up this well.

                          3. The top three weren’t in the organization five months ago. The Yankees’ top three prospects according to Baseball America are all new to the organization. Torres and Frazier came over in separate trades at the deadline, and Rutherford was the team’s first round pick in June. None of those three guys were in the system as recently as June 8th. Later than that, really, since Rutherford didn’t officially sign until June 29th. That’s an awful lot of top talent added to the system in a short period of time.

                          4. Frazier over Torres has become Torres over Frazier. At the trade deadline, just about every scouting publication had Frazier ranked ahead of Torres. In fact, Baseball America’s midseason top 100, which was published exactly three weeks prior to the deadline, had Frazier ranked 21st and Torres ranked 27th. That’s really close. Almost a negligible difference, really. Since the trade, Gleyber continued to mash in High-A and show the skills necessary to stay at shortstop. Frazier struggled in his few weeks at Triple-A. It’s not a surprise to see them flipped and it’s in no way unreasonable. This isn’t an overreaction or anything. Torres has star caliber tools and so does Frazier, but we saw them from Gleyber more than Frazier in the second half. Torres passing Frazier has more to do with Torres taking another step forward than Frazier taking a step back. I don’t have a strong opinion at the moment either way, Torres over Frazier or Frazier over Torres. The cool thing is the Yankees have both.

                          5. People sure do love Rutherford. I am surprised to see Rutherford ranked so high, but hey, I’m not complaining. Baseball America’s scouting report says he “projects as a four-tool player” with the only shortcoming being his arm, which isn’t a huge deal. If you’re going to miss a tool, that’s an okay one to miss. Also, in his most recent chat, Keith Law said he’d take Rutherford over every other hitter in the 2016 draft class. That is some serious praise. The Yankees have a stacked system right now and Rutherford still ranks near the top of their prospect list despite being a 19-year-old kid with 130 pro plate appearances. I am: excited.

                          6. Judge behind Mateo and Kaprielian is, uh, interesting. There is no right way to rank prospects. At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference. And really, the gap between many of these prospects is very small, so ranking one over the other is not a big deal. I’m still surprised to see Judge drop behind Mateo and especially Kaprielian. What was the goal for Judge coming into the season? To make the adjustment to Triple-A pitching, mash for a few weeks, then get to the show. He did exactly that. What was the goal for Mateo? To continue turning that high-end athleticism and those raw tools into baseball skills. Instead, he struggled most of the year and got suspended as well. The hope was Kaprielian would reach the show in September, or at least reach Triple-A. He made three High-A starts before getting hurt. Mateo and Kaprielian took steps back this year. They did! Don’t get mad at me for saying it. Judge made his adjustments and got to the big leagues, and now he has to make another adjustment. That is in no way unusual. Dropping him behind Mateo and Kaprielian strikes me as an overreaction to his swing-and-miss issues in August and September. The ranking indicates those strikeout woes are a bigger concern than Mateo not hitting in general and Kaprielian getting hurt. Eh.

                          7. Not a surprise to see no Tate. The Yankees made three big trades at the deadline and three of the prospects they acquired are in their top ten. Torres came over in the Aroldis Chapman deal and both Frazier and Sheffield came over in the Andrew Miller trade. Dillon Tate, the headliner in the Carlos Beltran trade, did not make the top ten and it’s not only because the Yankees have so many quality prospects. Tate took a step back this year, especially during his time with the Rangers. He had a hamstring injury, his velocity was down, and his command wavered. The Yankees bought low on him — Tate was the fourth overall pick in last year’s draft — and will try to build him back up. Reports from the Arizona Fall League indicate his stuff has returned, which is an important first step. Tate may not be a top ten organizational prospect right now, but he’s on his way to being one next year.

                          http://riveraveblues.com/2016/10/tho...spects-146671/
                          Life is like a Giants game, you never know what you are going to get.

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                          • #14
                            Are we really interested in overpaying for Cespedes?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SG88 View Post
                              Are we really interested in overpaying for Cespedes?
                              If the Yankees are pursuing that, it could only be due to the notion that he has proved to be able to handle the NY spotlight. He's probably more suited to an AL team with the DH option, in consideration of what his capabilities might be in the future.

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