Baseball America Releases Top-100 Prospects

BA released their annual presitigious list of the top-100 prospects in baseball. Its a very good list, although I think that they overrate a few guys (Colby Rasmus at #3), and underrate some others (Matt LaPorta at #27, Josh Vitters at #51). The Yankees prospects were rated very fairly – Austin Jackson...

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Hitting Second

Earlier this week, I suggested that the Yankees flip Johnny Damon and Derek Jeter in the batting order. My suggestion was based on the idea that you want your batter who makes more contact and hits fewer grounders batting second rather than first, if the two players are similarly skilled at reaching base. Dave...

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Cashman’s hidden legacy

Pete Abraham (LoHud) has an excellent read out on the pro scouting department that Brian Cashman built and bolstered back in 2005, which was the year Cash reportedly gained autonomy over the organization’s baseball operations. Basically, the department focuses on scouting pro players in order to inform future trades, waiver claims and other various...

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