Baseball Prospectus released their PECOTA forecasts today, which for the most part is subscription only stuff. The playoff projections are free, though I don’t believe that they’re fully updated with PECOTA numbers yet. You’ll see that the Yankees are projected to come in third place in the AL East. The system pegs Masahiro Tanaka at a 3.42 ERA in 2014, and if Mariano Rivera were playing, he’d have a 2.68 ERA. For the most part, I’m not a huge fan of any projection systems, and especially PECOTA ever since Nate Silver left BP.
Marc Hulet of FanGraphs released his top 10 Yankee prospect list today, which was topped by Gary Sanchez, J.R. Murphy, and Eric Jagielo. He calls the organization a pedestrian to middle of the road farm system, though it has the depth in the lower levels to be a top 10 or even top 5 system quickly. There weren’t many surprises on his list outside of the high ranking for Jagielo.