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Yankees Notes: Derek Jeter’s Birthday, Luis Severino No-No and Red Sox Series
June 25th, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Here are some news and notes from the New York Yankees Universe. ***VIDEO1*** Derek Jeter's Birthday The Captain will celebrate his birthday on June 26 when he turns 40. It seems like only yesterday Derek Jeter was a fresh-faced kid just making it to the big leagues and now he's at the end...

Can New York Yankees Bring Peter O’Brien up to Help Struggling Offense?
June 25th, 2014 at 3:22 PM
The New York Yankees are uncharacteristically not hitting home runs in 2014, so should home-run machine Peter O'Brien be promoted to the big leagues to help drive some runs in? PENNSYLVANIA! #YANKEES Top Prospect PETER O'BRIEN signing autographs SAT,JUN21!! pic.twitter.com/tRdjZUnSTW — Athlete Appearances (@cravetheauto) June 17, 2014 The Yanks could certainly use the...

Yankees Rumors: Prospect Peter O’Brien Being Showcased for Trades
June 20th, 2014 at 7:59 PM
One of the hottest names in minor league baseball this season is Peter O'Brien, as the New York Yankees top prospect continues to make the kinds of waves that could get him traded this summer. PENNSYLVANIA! #YANKEES Top Prospect PETER O'BRIEN signing autographs SAT,JUN21!! pic.twitter.com/tRdjZUnSTW — Athlete Appearances (@cravetheauto) June 17, 2014 O'Brien has...

New York Yankees Prospect Manny Banuelos Progressing After Tommy John Surgery
June 17th, 2014 at 12:45 PM
New York Yankees prospect Manny Banuelos has had a long road back from Tommy John surgery, but it appears the 23-year-old is looking good in his rehab and is getting stronger. pic.twitter.com/9VYjG4RScT — Manny Banuelos (@ManBanuelos) June 4, 2014 According to Ryan Hagerty of NJ.com, Banuelos is scheduled to throw 75 pitches soon,...

New York Yankees Sign Heath Bell to Minor League Contract
June 13th, 2014 at 6:01 PM
The New York Yankees have signed reliever Heath Bell to a minor-league deal. ***VIDEO1*** Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News broke the story after it was discovered Bell was on the roster of the Yanks' Triple-A affiliate, Scranton Wilkes-Barre: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre has added RHP Heath Bell to its roster, so it appears...

Kenny Powers and New York Yankees 2014 MLB Draft Pick are Twins
June 8th, 2014 at 6:47 PM
The New York Yankees took plenty of pitchers in the 2014 MLB draft, but none of them look like Kenny Powers of HBO's Eastbound & Down quite like West Virginia's Sean Carley. ***VIDEO1*** Baseball America's Ben Badler tweeted the comparison: Yankees draft Sean Carley, whose Baseball America scouting report compares him to Kenny...

New York Yankees Down on the Farm; Advanced-A Tampa Yankees Report 6/5/14
June 5th, 2014 at 2:14 PM
The Tampa Yankees (29-30) are having a poor season so far sitting 11.5 games back in the Florida State League (FSL) North division.  ***VIDEO1*** As a team they have struggled, but the silver lining is there are several Yankees who are flourishing. Five of the top standouts have been named to the...

New York Yankees Prospect Aaron Judge: ‘That’s a Big Dude’
June 4th, 2014 at 2:29 PM
Aaron Judge is one of the newest New York Yankees farmhands and he's also one of the biggest. At 6-foot-7, the 22-year-old is said to intimidate pitchers, or at least by his teammates' admission. Regardless, this young outfielder can handle the bat with his .322 average, eight homers and 36 RBI...

New York Yankees Prospect Mason Williams Makes Two Great Catches
June 2nd, 2014 at 10:08 AM
New York Yankees prospect Mason Williams made two great catches for the Trenton Thunder on Sunday, showing the kind of athleticism fans have been hearing about for years now. ***VIDEO1*** Here's the video of Williams' awesome grabs: Clearly Williams needs some work in his judgment of fly balls. Despite that, Williams has the...

New York Yankees Down on the Farm; Double-A Trenton Thunder Report 5/30/14
May 30th, 2014 at 1:03 PM
Last year's Eastern League Champions have been struggling this season, but over their last 10 games the Trenton Thunder seem to be righting the ship. The Thunder are (30-25) and sit 5.5 games out of first place in the Eastern League Eastern standings. Trenton has been trying to string together some...

New York Yankees: Prospect Peter O’Brien’s Grand Slam for Trenton Thunder (Video)
May 29th, 2014 at 7:20 PM
The name Peter O'Brien will become quite familiar to New York Yankees fans over the next few months. As one of the top prospects in the Yanks' system, O'Brien will be prime trade bait for New York. Maybe he stays, maybe he goes, but O'Brien is still with the organization playing...

New York Yankees Down on the Farm; Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre Report 5/29/14
May 29th, 2014 at 2:11 PM
With a third of the season in the rear view mirror lets take a look at the New York Yankees Minor League affiliates and see what prospects stock has risen or fallen, what players have surprised and what teams are poised to win their respective divisions. There will be several...

Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Start Eight Game Road Trip with Record Setting Win
May 27th, 2014 at 12:11 PM
The New York Yankees Triple-A affiliate Scranton Wilkes-Barre (SWB) RailRiders rallied past the Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds affiliate) 15-8 in a record setting game. SWB pounded out 24 hits, the most ever given up Louisville in franchise history, and the RailRiders highest total ever as a Yankee affiliate. After being down 5-1 in the first...

Trenton Thunder Has Comeback Win to Snap a Six Game Losing Streak
May 20th, 2014 at 12:07 PM
After losing six straight and getting swept in back-to-back series the Trenton Thunder bounced back with a come from behind 6-4 victory over the Harrisburg Senators. ***VIDEO1*** LHP Manny Banuelos was scratched from his start so the Thunder had to get nine innings out of an already taxed bullpen. Trenton used five pitchers...

Why Gary Sanchez’s Days in New York Yankees Organization are Numbered
May 15th, 2014 at 5:10 PM
***VIDEO1*** Gary Sanchez has been a top prospect in the New York Yankees' organization for quite some time now, but with the Bronx Bombers in need of starting pitching, the young catcher's days are numbered. The normally stingy Hal Steinbrenner has already made it clear the Yanks will not hesitate to add...

Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Minor League Report for 5-14-14
May 14th, 2014 at 1:53 PM
The New York Yankees Triple-A affiliate Scranton Wilkes-Barre (SWB) RailRiders are just above .500 at 19-18 and 2.5 games out of first place in the North Division standings of the International League. The RailRiders are 7-3 over their last 10 games and have a better record at their home park PNC Field...

New York Yankees 2014 Organizational Prospects; No. 1 Gary Sanchez
May 12th, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Top prospect Gary Sanchez is a name New York Yankee fans have been hearing for a long time. The Yankees signed him as a 17 year old as their top International free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2009 for $3 million. ***VIDEO1*** Sanchez is the reason why New York traded...

New York Yankees 2014 Top Organizational Prospects; No. 2 Mason Williams
May 5th, 2014 at 5:32 PM
Mason Williams is a name that some New York Yankee fans probably feel they have been hearing for ever. Williams was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft out of West Orange High School in Florida.  ***VIDEO1*** Mason in his first couple of years in the farm...

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No. 3 Slade Heathcott
April 28th, 2014 at 2:46 PM
New York Yankees No. 3 organizational prospect Slade Heathcott was New York's first round draft choice in 2009 out of Texas High School in Texas. The highly touted prospect has been battling injuries for most of his minor league career hampering his development and stalling his way to the Majors. The...

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospect; No. 4 John Ryan Murphy
April 16th, 2014 at 1:59 AM
John Ryan Murphy (aka JR in 2013) was drafted 76th in the second round of the 2009 MLB First Year Player Draft by the New York Yankees. Murphy has moved ahead of Austin Romine in the catcher pecking order for Yankee prospects. Last season splitting time between Trenton and Scranton Wilkes-Barre...