Scouting Report on Shane Greene


With 80% of the Bombers’ Opening Day rotation now on the disabled list, Brian Cashman has had to get creative in finding arms to surround last man standing Hiroki Kuroda. His most recent addition is rookie Shane Greene, a guy who came up for one forgotten relief appearance in April and has even less name recognition […]

Ellsbury Finally Getting his Swing Back?

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  Last night the reshuffled lineup produced early and often giving Hiroki Kuroda a nice lead to work with. What was really nice to see was Jacoby Ellsbury get his swing back. Towards the end of this National League road trip we saw some flashes from Ellsbury, but last night we saw him have his […]

Why Has Ellsbury Hit the Skids?

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Big part of the New York Yankees offense that needs to get going is Jacoby Ellsbury. He’s been in a pretty bad slump that’s gone a bit under the radar with all the injuries grabbing the headlines. But Ellsbury’s batting average has taken a huge dip the last few weeks to .272. He did record […]

The Tanaka Infograph


Masahiro Tanaka has been living up to the hype so far, definitely as advertised. His numbers are equally as impressive as his in game demeanor. I’m a fan of infographics, and I came across my first Tanaka infograph this morning. It comes courtesy of infograph author Andy Bergman. The graphic below shows all the batters […]

Onward and Upward for Sabathia


There are a lot of CC Sabathia doubters out there, and I’ll admit at times I tend to be one of them. Complaints about his velocity, and that he’s not the same pitcher anymore. Yes those people are right, he’s not the same pitcher, but he’s still CC. He’s still the Yankees work horse and […]

Andy Pettitte in Camp, Works With CC

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The Yankees had another surprise guest instructor show up this week. Any guesses? I’ll spoil it, it was Andy Pettitte. Yes the recently retired Pettitte showed up in camp Monday to do some work with the pitching staff this week. He was flagged by the media almost instantly and asked one question. Was this going to lead to […]

Back to basics for Wells


They say Baseball is a game of adjustments. You have to constantly adjust because your opponent is doing the same thing, almost like a cat and mouse game. For a few seasons, Vernon Wells lost himself – getting away from the player that earned a seven-year $126 million contract with Toronto. Seemingly in a downward […]

Jose Campos – Mechanics Breakdown

Jose Campos

Jose Vicente (Carnota) Campos Bats: Right, Throws: Right Height: 6′ 4″, Weight: 195 lb. Born: July 27, 1992 in La Guaira, VE (Age 19) Minor League Service Time: 2 years The Seattle Mariners traded Jose along with Michael Pineda last week to the New Yankees for Hector Noesi and Jesus Montero.  I’ve previously written scouting reports […]

Mechanics Breakdown: Michael Pineda

Michael Pineda

  Height: 6-7 Weight: 260 Bats: R Throws: R Born: Jan 18, 1989 – Yaguate, Dominican Republic College: None Draft: None Pineda was signed as a 16 year old out of the Dominican Republic by the Seattle Mariners, and has already developed into an All Star caliber pitcher. In last year’s All Star game he […]

Yankees Prospect: Dellin Betances

Betances Promoted to AAA

Bats: Right, Throws: Right Height: 6′ 8″, Weight: 255 lb. Born: March 23, 1988 in New York, New York, US (Age 23) Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 8th round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft. Next Spring, Yankees fans can expect Dellin to be given every opportunity to compete for a spot […]

Phil Hughes: Mechanics Breakdown

Phil Hughes Mechanics Breakdown

Phil Hughes: Better suited to be a Starter or Reliever? That is the proverbial mystery, wrapped in a riddle, inside an enigma because he has the mental make up to be a successful starter, but is lacking the mechanics to be a big innings eater in the rotation. This will be one of those questions […]