TYA Fall 2012 Top-30 Prospect List

Its been a bad year in the Yankee farm system. The organization saw more massive car wrecks than breakouts, traded away top talent without getting much in return, and were hamstrung at the draft by new rules. The Yankee system had mostly been on an upward trajectory since 2005, but 2012 ended that streak.

Still, there...

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Reclaimed fastball leads to C.C. resurgence

His last two starts, then, have been exactly what Yankee loyalists everywhere have been waiting for. Against two basically league average offenses, Sabathia has totaled 16 innings of two run ball over those two outings, striking out 21 opposing hitters to just three walks, nine hits, and no home runs allowed in that span. That last bit is probably the most encouraging aspect of the big man’s performance, as a propensity for allowing too many long balls has been uncharacteristically plaguing him all season long. He’s also gone eight innings with double digit strikeouts in both starts, and consistency is always a comforting thing in baseball.

So has there been a major change in Sabathia’s approach over those last two starts? According to the Pitch F/X data at Texas Leaguers, most definitely. Because the first thing that immediately leaps out at you when you compare these last two starts to the previous four starts since returning from his second trip to the DL is that C.C.…

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Yankees Facing Choice Between Swisher and Granderson

(The following was originally published at The Captain’s Blog; follow me on Twitter at@williamnyy23).

Is there enough room for both Granderson and Swisher in the 2013 Yankees' outfield?

Is this September the swan song of Nick Swisher’s Yankee career? An...

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Yankees win handily, magic number down to six

The top of the third started meekly enough. The Yankees trailed at that point, 1-0, as Sabathia had allowed a single, a slow ground out and another single in the bottom of the second. Chris Stewart started it off with a weak ground out. Despite a lineup full of left-hand batters, Girardi decided not to make changes despite the left-handed Duensing. That allowed Chris Dickerson to bat and he singled to center. Ichiro Suzuki did the same thing to make it first and second with one out. Duensing then walked Derek Jeter to load the bases. Robinson Cano, who appears to be back in the groove again after three hits last night, hit a line drive over the head of Ben Revere in right to score Dickerson and Suzuki. Jeter stopped at third. Nick Swisher singled to score Jeter and send Cano to third. Curtis Granderson then hit a hot smash by the first baseman, Chris Parmelee, that rolled all the way to the corner.…

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Game 155: Oh, It’s a Day Game?

So sorry for the lack of Game Thread. These damn day games sneak up on ya!

Big thanks to the Lohud Yankees Blog for the lineups!

YANKEES (89-65)
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Eric Chavez 3B
Raul Ibanez DH
Chris Stewart C
Chris Dickerson...

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Some Stretch Run Concerns

September hasn't been nearly as kind to Hiroki as August was. Courtesy of the AP

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

I’ve already thrown a Grade-A AB4AR jinx on the Yankees’ playoff hopes...

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