Cervelli Activated, Murphy Optioned to Scranton

Cervelli and the other role players need to continue to produce for the Yankees

As well as John Ryan Murphy has played since being called up, the Yankees had to make to right move today. Francisco Cervelli was activated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned Murphy back to Triple-A Scranton, where he will be the everyday catcher for the RailRiders and continue to work. Cervelli had been getting […]

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,” […]

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 […]

Yanks add to 40-man roster

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While the A-Rod circus reached new heights yesterday, the Yankees made a handful of roster moves. They acquired infielder Dean Anna from the Padres in exchange for right-handed pitcher Ben Paullus. Anna, 26, hit .331 with nine homers and 73 RBI in 132 games with Triple-A Tucson in 2013. He’s viewed as a low risk […]

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 […]

Yanks make more cuts in camp

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According to the LoHud Yankees Blog, the Bombers have made some more cuts today, trimming their spring roster down in the first week of March. The players who will now go to the minor league camp are: Francisco Arcia C Tyler Austin OF Greg Bird 1B Cito Culver SS Kyle Higashioka C Gary Sanchez C […]

Sanchez headlines Top 30 Yankees Prospects

Gary Sanchez (Photo: Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com)

As seen on Examiner.com. As the winter winds down, the report date for pitchers and catchers is right around the corner. That means it is time to look deep into the future of the New York Yankees organization and rank some of the players who are among the best bets to make it to the […]

BronxPinstripes.com’s Preseason Top 30 Prospects

Gary Sanchez has been named as BronxPinstripes.com's top preseason prospect (Photo Credit: MiLB.com)

The baseball season is almost upon us, which means it is time for BronxPinstripes.com to release its first edition of prospect rankings for the 2013 season. Our final rankings from last year, completed in August just days after the trade deadline, featured the same one-two punch at the top, but things have been greatly shaken […]

Baseball America Releases its Top Ten Yankees Prospects

Despite season-ending labrum surgery, Mason Williams is at the top of Baseball America's Yankees prospect list (Photo Credit: MiLB.com)

Every year, prestigious baseball scouting website BaseballAmerica.com releases its analysis of each team’s farm system, complete with their listing of the top ten prospects in each organization. On Friday, the analysis of the Yankees’ farm system was published with a few surprises on the top prospects’ list. Baseball America also ranks the players with the […]

Minors Wrap-Up: David Adams Just Keeps Hitting

David Adams' hot bat seems to have finally proved ready for Triple-A (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder Official Site)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees John Maine got torched last night, allowing nine runs on as many hits and putting the Yankees in a hole from which they would never recover. With his latest bad performance, Maine’s ERA has jumped to 6.53 on the season. After Maine left, Lee Hyde and Kelvin Perez, both recent promotions from […]

Post-Deadline Prospect Rankings

Gary Sanchez has taken over as the top prospect in the Yankees organization.

With the July trade deadline having come and gone and the minor league seasons almost concluded, it’s time to sit down and reevaluate the farm system. It’s interesting to look at which prospects have seen their stock skyrocket (Tyler Austin) and which have seen their value plummet (Dellin Betances). The last time we looked at […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Tracy, Turley Dominant in Tampa

Nik Turley dominated Lakeland hitters on Monday (Photo Credit: Robert Pimpsner)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Chris Dickerson continued on his recent hot streak, going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and a two-run home run on Monday, but it wasn’t enough to help the Yankees, who fell to the Gwinnett Braves 10-6. Dickerson, Corban Joseph, and Gustavo Molina were the three SWB Yankees to come away […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Nuno Lights Out Again For Trenton

Vidal Nuno had another superb outing for Trenton (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Nelson Figueroa turned in a “quality” start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tonight and left with the game tied before Chase Whitley surrendered three runs in the seventh and Preston Claiborne surrendered three in the eighth, causing Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fall 9-3. Figueroa, who made it through six frames, had allowed  three runs on ten hits […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Charleston Scores Four in 13th to Win

Casey Stevenson brought home four of Charleston's eight runs yesterday.

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre fell to the Buffalo Bisons 10-3 on Sunday as veteran John Maine imploded on the mound. Maine (L, 2-3) lasted just 4.2 innings pitched, allowing six runs to score on four hits and four walks. After Maine left, Preston Claiborne, Justin Thomas, and Manny Delcarmen would allow at least one […]

Sanchez, Austin, Segedin Headline Minor League Promotions

Tyler Austin's breakout season has earned him a ticket to Tampa.

Some of the New York Yankees top organizational prospects took another big step towards the Major Leagues tonight, earning promotions to their next respective levels. For others, their dreams took a huge hit as they were slapped with demotions that some may never recover from. Three of my top five prospects from Memorial Day were […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Ortiz Phenomenal in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Victory

Ryan Pope started for Trenton and combined with three other pitchers to shut out the Harrisburg Senators (Photo Credit: The Times-Tribune)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Ramon Ortiz pitched another great game for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre today, earning his sixth win of the season. The veteran righty tossed 7.2 innings, allowing just two runs on four hits. Offensively, the Yankees jumped on the Syracuse Chiefs right away, as eight men hit in the first inning while they scored three […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Trenton Explodes for 19 Runs in Win

Jose Pirela hitting his third home run of the season on Saturday Night (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Russell Branyan hit his sixth home run of the season tonight in the 10th inning, breaking a 2-2 tie and giving the Yankees the victory. He reached base four times tonight, going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and two RBI. Chris Dickerson (2-5, 2 2B, 2 R), Ronnier Mustelier (2-for-5, 2 2B, […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Four Run 7th Propels Scranton to Victory

Ramiro Pena's 7th inning triple was a game-changing play for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Photo Credit: tjperr on Flickr)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Dellin Betances started the game for the Yankees, but once again showed a lack of control, throwing just 59 of 103 pitches (57%) for strikes, and included a pair of wild pitches. He would last just 4.2 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks. Fortunately, the Yankees were able […]

Five Possible Upcoming Promotions in the System

Tyler Austin has lit up the South Atlantic League in the first half of the season for Charleston

Around the Florida State League and South Atlantic League All-Star breaks, many teams often look to move up some of the top players in their organizations to test them at the next level. For the Yankees, there are quite a few players in Charleston and Tampa who should be considered for moving up. Let’s take […]

Minors Wrap-Up: O’Brien Wins Again in Trenton

O'Brien earned his third win of the season on Thursday night

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton topped Durham on Thursday night by a score of 6-2 behind a strong offensive performance that saw the team compile eleven hits. Notably, Doug Bernier went 3-for-4 including a double and a run scored, and Colin Curtis was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored. […]