About Dan Pfeiffer

A former University of Scranton student and Ramapo College of New Jersey graduate, Dan majored in Political Science before joining BronxPinstripes. A northern New Jersey native, Dan has followed not only the Yankees, but their Scranton and Trenton affiliates extensively. You can follow Dan on Twitter at @danpfeiffer74.

Gary Sanchez benched in Trenton for disciplinary reasons

Gary Sanchez has been benched for disciplinary reasons (Photo: Trenton Thunder/Facebook.com)

Top Yankee prospect Gary Sanchez has found himself in the doghouse at Double-A Trenton, where he has been benched for disciplinary reasons. Sanchez was originally in Wednesday’s lineup before being scratched, and was on the bench again on Thursday. After Thursday’s game, Franklin clarified the situation for Trentonian beat writer Nick Peruffo. “It was disciplinary action,” […]

Peter O’Brien’s ‘easy power’ drawing comparisons to all-time greats

Peter O'Brien may not always be a catcher, but his bat will force the Yankees to find space for him somewhere (Trenton Thunder/Facebook.com)

After twelve games with the Trenton Thunder, one thing about Peter O’Brien is clear. His power is a trait that has rarely been seen in the Eastern League before. To his new manager Tony Franklin, O’Brien is a player in uncharted territory. “No. Never. It hasn’t happened in the eight seasons I’ve been here. He’s […]

Thunder Manager Tony Franklin sets Eastern League wins record

Tony Franklin has become the Eastern League's winningest manager. (Credit: Trenton Thunder/Facebook.com)

Tony Franklin might be one of the best baseball people I’ve ever had the privilege of speaking with. He’s honest and respectful to the media, and players frequently rave about how hard he works to develop them and move them towards their goal of reaching the Major Leagues. On Friday night, Franklin was recognized for […]

Down on the Farm: BronxPinstripes’ Top 20 Prospects

Gary Sanchez headlines BP's prospect rankings for 2014 (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder/Facebook.com)

Everyone loves to look at prospects – the unproven players with a boatload of potential who could be the next face of their franchise. The reality is that most prospects never fully live up to that potential. For every Derek Jeter, there’s ten Eric Duncan’s or Brien Taylor’s. Just the same, here is the BronxPinstripes […]

Baseball America Releases Top-10 Yankees Prospect List

Gary Sanchez found his name at the top of Baseball America's annual top Yankees prospects list (Photo: MiLB.com)

Baseball America, the premiere website for minor league baseball coverage, released their annual list of the top 10 New York Yankees prospects on Monday. To no one’s surprise, catcher Gary Sanchez topped the list, which was compiled by former Trenton Thunder beat writer Josh Norris. Slade Heathcott, who was finally getting on track in Trenton […]

Yankees Affiliate Honored as ‘Team of the Year’

The Trenton Thunder were voted by the fans as the top team in Minor League Baseball (Photo: Trenton Thunder/Facebook.com)

(PR)(TRENTON, NJ) MiLB.com, the official website of Minor League Baseball, has named the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, “Team of the Year” following a three week online voting period this month. The honor is part of the annual “MiLBY” Awards which are presented by MiLB.com each fall. The Thunder were the […]

Potential Milestones: September 2, 2013

Robinson Cano will look to shoot up the Yankees' all-time home runs list this week. (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)

As the New York Yankees prepare to get another series started, it’s time to take a look once again at which career milestones are in play for some Yankee stars. Second baseman Robinson Cano has 202 career home runs, which leaves him tied with Bill Dickey for 15th place on the Yankees’ all-time list. One […]

Interviews | Mason Williams

Trenton Thunder outfielder Mason Williams may be one of the most athletically-gifted prospects in the Yankees system.

One of the interns for the Trenton Thunder asked me not too long ago what my favorite part about being a sports writer was. Plain and simple, it’s the access, and the Double-A level where I am credentialed is probably the perfect spot to be at. For the most part, you are talking with players […]

Yankees Promotion Decisions Looming as September Approaches

J.R. Murphy could have the biggest impact of all potential September call-ups (Photo: Trenton Thunder/Facebook.com)

With major league rosters set to expand to 40 players on Sunday and the Triple-A baseball season ending on Monday, one can expect to see some new (and some old) faces in the New York Yankees clubhouse by the conclusion of Labor Day weekend. Every year, teams add a couple of extra arms for their […]

Potential Yankees Milestones: August 30, 2013

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

Several players have an opportunity to reach personal milestones during this weekend’s series, moving them higher on all-time lists for the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball. Robinson Cano has 201 career home runs. He needs just one home run to tie Bill Dickey (202) for 15th place on the Yankees’ all-time home runs […]

A-Rod Suspended Through End of 2014

Alex Rodriguez has been hit with a suspension running through the end of the 2014 season. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

After months of speculation about his future, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was suspended for a total of 211 games on Monday, which will carry him at least through the end of the 2014 season. His suspension will begin on Thursday. The 38-year-old’s suspension comes due to his involvement in the scandal surrounding […]

Live from Trenton: A-Rod Speaks

Alex Rodriguez meeting with the media in Trenton on Friday night (Photo: Trenton Thunder/Facebook.com)

TRENTON, NJ – Friday night sparked a media frenzy at ARM & HAMMER Park, as a standing room crowd and more than 150 media members from around the country descended on the tiny, 6,100 seat stadium and 20-person press box. I must say, Bill Cook, the Thunder media relations guru, did a fantastic job keeping […]

Mid-Season Prospect Rankings

Gary Sanchez's performance has earned him the top spot in our Prospect Rankings (Photo: Mark LoMoglio)

  With the All-Star Break come and gone, it’s time for our mid-season prospect rankings. There’s some changes at the top, with Rafael DePaula, Jose Ramirez, and and J.R. Murphy being some of the biggest movers. This season has seen the re-emergence of players such as Dellin Betances and Jake Cave. I have seen most […]

Trenton Loses Face of the Franchise to Retirement

After 11 years serving as the bat dog of the Trenton Thunder, Chase heads off into retirement with one final ceremony. (Photo from Trenton Thunder on Facebook)

Since 2002, the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, have had hundreds of players occupy their locker rooms. They’ve had a couple of different managers and dozens of coaches. However, there has always been one consistent face of the franchise, present for 71 home games each year. Regardless of the promotion – […]

Rafael DePaula Promoted to High-A Tampa

Rafael DePaula is headed to Tampa after a dominant first half in Charleston. (MiLB.com)

After 64 1/3 dominant innings with the Charleston RiverDogs, top pitching prospect Rafael DePaula is headed to Tampa. The news was first broken by Baseball America’s Ben Badler earlier this evening. In 13 starts with the RiverDogs this year, DePaula has been lights out, going 6-2 with a 2.94 ERA. His 96 strikeouts and 1.02 […]

J.R. Murphy Promoted to Scranton

J.R. Murphy has earned a promotion to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Photo: Trenton Thunder on Facebook)

J.R. Murphy is headed to the Electric City. “Murphy’s outta here, he’s gone to Scranton,” Tony Franklin told me during his post-game media session. “A lot of people think he’s a pretty good player and that it’s time for him to move on.” The loss of J.R. Murphy to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders is a difficult […]

Rondon Removed from 40-Man

Francisco Rondon has been Designated for Assignment to open a spot on the Yankees 40-man roster

(PR) The Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced Saturday that LHP Francisco Rondon has been designated for assignment by the Yankees and is thus removed from the active roster.  RHP Graham Stoneburner has been transferred from Triple-A Scranton to take his place. Rondon, 25, began the season in the Trenton starting rotation but […]

Interviews | J.R. Murphy

Trenton catcher J.R. Murphy has made significant strides behind the plate this season (Photo: Trenton Thunder/Facebook.com)

J.R. Murphy is one of the most overlooked prospects not only in the Yankees farm system, but in all of baseball. A 22-year-old from Bradenton, Florida, Murphy was the team’s second-round draft choice in 2008. Ever since that point, he has been overshadowed by bigger names such as Jesus Montero, Austin Romine, and now, Gary […]

David Adams officially promoted

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The New York Yankees have found their new third baseman. David Adams, who turns 26 today, has officially been promoted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre according to a tweet by the Trentonian’s Josh Norris. Adams has produced a .316/.407/.490 batting line, and hit three home runs in 27 games with the RailRiders this season. Adams had been released […]

David Adams Being Promoted Wednesday

David Adams will join the Yankees in the coming days

The David Adams era is set to begin in New York. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported on Saturday morning that the 25-year-old Adams will join the Yankees as a full-time third baseman when he is eligible to be added to the major league roster on May 15. Adams is hitting .325/.411/.494 with […]