Gary Sanchez & Mason Williams Get A High-A Education

Sanchez photo courtesy of Tim Priddy/Four Seam Images, Williams courtesy of Tyrone Walker/The Post and Courier

(The following is being syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod)

No matter what order you’d rank them personally, there’s little doubt that Gary Sanchez and Mason Williams are the 2 best Yankee position prospects right now (and yes, the order in which I just mentioned them is how I would rank them).  With the way the top-tier pitching prospects have faltered this season, it’s not much of a stretch to say that Sanchez and Williams are the best Yankee organizational prospects period.  When you’re blessed with the natural physical gifts and core baseball tools in the way that these guys are, you’re going to rise up the prospect board pretty quickly and that’s exactly what Sanchez and Williams have done in the early part of their careers.

Their individual successes in 2012 earned them each a promotion to High-A Tampa recently, and last Friday Kiley McDaniel of ESPN posted a scouting assessment of the Tampa Yankees, including a very detailed scouting report on Sanchez and Williams based on what he’d seen since their call-ups. … Click here to read the rest

If Tex has to hit the DL…

Good morning, everyone. Nothing like some good old Panic Button hitting to wake you up, huh? Anyway, Mark Teixeira left last night’s game with an apparent wrist injury, but thankfully, the x-rays were negative. Still, it makes sense to plan for the worst (even if our plans won’t necessarily be implemented) so let’s talk about what happens if Tex has to hit the DL with a wrist injury.

The first thing that ran through my head seems a bit unconventional, but I think it’s worth a shot. If Tex has to miss time, why not call up one of the outfielders at AAA? The Yankees could purchase the contract of either Chris Dickerson or Kosuke Fukudome and slot one of them into the outfield. This could help the team in a few ways. First, it gives them another left-handed bat, which obviously helps since most pitchers are right handed. Both Dickerson–.341 wOBA/104 wRC+/11.2 BB%–and Fukudome–.341/105/14.2–have shown the ability to handle righty pitching at the major league level.… Click here to read the rest

Ticket offers for the week via TIQIQ

Looking to head to the Bronx this week? Make sure you check in with our friends at TiqIQ for all your ticket needs. They’ve also got a deal via ScoreBig:

Besides the already low prices for this week’s series in the Bronx, TiqIQ also has some great ScoreBIG/Make-An-Offer deal opportunities for you to rack up even more savings. These make an offer deals can’t be beat and tickets can sometimes be had for as low as $10, and you don’t have any pesky service or shipping fees to worry about. Just name your price and avoid all the hassles.

7/31 vs Baltimore: Save 53% and offer $52 for 3-star seats (List price: $110.64)
8/1 vs Baltimore: Save 51% and offer $35 for 2-star seats (List price: $71.72)
8/3 vs Seattle: Save 50% and offer $98 for 5-star seats (List price: $195.00)
8/4 vs Seattle: Save 25% and offer $95 for 4-star seats (List price: $127.32)
8/5 vs Seattle: Save 28% and offer $80 for 3-star seats (List price: $110.64)

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