The IIATMS Top 30 Prospects

I’m going out on a limb a little bit here because a) everyone else ranks Manny Banuelos as the best prospect in the system, for understandable reasons, and, b) Sanchez’s stock is down after an up-and-down season at Low-A Charleston, but I’m still a big believer in Sanchez’s potential, and think he represents the best mix of high ceiling talent with the potential to reach that ceiling at the top of the system. Sanchez displays advanced power and patience for a hitter his age, but he does struggle with breaking balls, and struck at a rate of slightlthan once every four at bats. That’s not good even for a hitter with the power and discipline combination Sanchez has shown, but I’m banking Sanchez will learn to better handle non-fastballs as he moves up the minor league ladder and gets an opportunity to adjust his swing a bit. Much like Montero, Sanchez displays dubious skills behind the plate, as his strong arm is held back by his very poor receiving.…

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Is It Time for the Yankees to Extend Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson?

(The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog).

Add Ryan Zimmerman to the list of young superstars who have opted for long-term security over free agency. The 27-year old third baseman recently signed a $100 million, six-year extension that will take effect in 2014, keeping Zimmerman in the nation’s capital until...

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TYA 2012 Combined Top-20 Yankee Prospects

Who are the top Yankee prospects in the farm system? Normally, I would provide a spring re-ranking around this time of the year. But let’s be honest: there’s not going to be much difference from my fall list. So, to keep things interesting, we here at TYA decided to do what we do best and...

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