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:

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 trade Chris Stewart

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The New York Yankees have traded catcher Chris Stewart to the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Yanks will receive either cash or a player to be named later. Stewart, 32, is a non-tender candidate after hitting 211/.293/.272 with four homers and 25 RBI in […]

Yankees Promotion Decisions Looming as September Approaches

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

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 […]

Interviews | J.R. Murphy

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

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 […]

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: Marshall Wins the Battle of the Aces

Brett Marshall won tonight's pitcher's duel against Pirates SuperProspect Gerrit Cole (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees For Ronnier Mustelier, the hits keep coming since his return from the disabled list, as he picked up two more tonight.  That was the lone bright spot offensively, other than Chris Dickerson extended his hitting streak to eight games tonight with a two hit performance, though he also contributed three strikeouts towards […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Joba, Romine, Nunez Rehabbing in GCL

Joba Chamberlain could be ticketed for A-ball as part of his rehab assignment by next week.

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Adam Warren struggled to keep runners off the bases in 5 2/3 innings of work tonight, allowing two runs on nine hits and three walks. Warren also struck out five Charlotte batters. However, it was Ryota Igarashi who would take the loss after allowing a run (allowed by Juan Cedeno after Igarashi […]

Thoughts From Trenton

Brett Marshall

Last night, I shot down the New Jersey Turnpike to Waterfront Park in Trenton, home of the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate, the Trenton Thunder. It was a rainy, windy night as the Thunder defeated the Portland Sea Dogs 4-3. I had a few different players I was hoping to see last night for today’s article, including […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Murphy, Segedin Struggle in Trenton Debut

J.R. Murphy went 0-for-3 in his debut with Double-A Trenton (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes Barre topped Lehigh Valley on Wednesday 8-5 in an explosive fashion. Both Brandon Laird (6) and Russell Branyan (11) homered for the Yankees, providing half of the team’s runs with one swing of the bat. Corban Joseph, Cole Garner, and Gustavo Molina all contributed RBIs and at least two hits […]

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: Oliver Pitches Charleston to Win

William Oliver had one of his best performances of the season on Sunday (Photo Credit: Charleston RiverDogs Official Website).

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Newly-acquired Chris Schwinden started for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and promptly showed why he was on the scrap heap to begin with. Schwinden was tagged for four runs (three earned) on eight hits in just four innings of work, as he took his seventh AAA loss of the season. Chase Whitley and Juan Cedeno […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Adams’ Two Home Runs Lead Thunder to Victory

David Adams hit two home runs to lead Trenton to a 9-4 win (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder Official Site)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Ramon Ortiz tossed another gem for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tonight with six innings of shutout ball as the Yankees defeated Gwinnett 3-2. Ortiz allowed six hits and struck out two, but did not factor into the decision. That honor went to Manny Delcarmen, who took the win after cleaning up Juan Cedeno’s seventh […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Mitchell, Miller Chased Early

D.J. Mitchell got shelled in Louisville last night (Photo Credit: Adam and Daniel Parker on Flickr)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre D.J. Mitchell lasted just two innings last night, getting torched for six runs on seven hits and three walks as the Yankees fell to Louisville 11-6. The loss dropped Mitchell to 5-4 on the season. Things didn’t get much better for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Mitchell left, as both Mike O’Connor and Manny Delcarmen got […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Murphy’s Bat Powers Tampa


AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton couldn’t get going offensively, managing just four hits in a 4-2 loss to the Louisville Bats on Tuesday night. In fact, only Ronnier Mustelier was able to cobble together an extra-base hit. The offense struggled with runners in scoring position, going 0-for-7 on the evening and leaving seven on base. Adam […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Tracy K’s Five in Tampa Victory

Matt Tracy might be the best starting pitcher in the New York Yankees minor league system right now.

A quick note before we go any further: Today marked the Opening Day of short-season ball. I’ll do the best I can to keep up with it and include Staten Island in the wrap-ups (likely on nights where one or more of the other affiliates are off). However, I’m not going to try and cover […]

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: Robertson Gets Start in Rehab Appearance

David Robertson made his second rehab appearance today and is expected to re-join the Yankees on Friday (Photo Credit: tjperr/flickr)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees David Robertson got the start and pitches a perfect inning as the Yankees toppled Louisville 9-7. Making his second rehab appearance, Robertson needed just fourteen pitches to retire the three hitters he would face. Former big-leaguer Joey Gathright was Robertson’s lone strikeout victim. After Robertson left, John Maine and Nelson Figueroa […]

Tampa Nets Three All-Stars in Florida State League

Rob Segedin, J.R. Murphy, and Mark Montgomery will represent Tampa in the FSL All-Star Game (Photo Credit: Tampa Yankees)

The Tampa Yankees announced earlier today that Mark Montgomery, J.R. Murphy, and Rob Segedin were all named to the North Division’s All-Star team in the Florida State League. Here’s the press release from the team: TAMPA, FL. – The Florida State League announced today the league selection for the 2012 North and South All-Star Teams. […]

Memorial Day Prospect Rankings: My Top 15

Despite two DL stints this season, Manny Banuelos is still #1 in the Yankees Prospect Rankings.

Prospects are a huge part of any baseball organization, and fans generally speaking love to hear about them. Every “top” prospect has the chance to become the next Mickey Mantle, Andy Pettitte or Bernie Williams in a fan’s eyes. However, all too often, these same prospects turn out like Brien Taylor, Eric Duncan, or Drew […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Yankees Affiliates Play Role of Comeback Kids

Last night's Trenton Thunde Starting Pitcher, Adam Miller (Photo Credit: Mike Ashmore)

Buffalo 6, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Adam Warren took the loss in a rough outing last night where he lasted just 5.2 innings while allowing four runs on eight hits. He dropped to 2-3 on the season, and his ERA has now ballooned to 5.14. Of the four pitchers used by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, only Manny Delcarmen manged to […]