E.J. Fagan been blogging about Yankee baseball since 2006. He is a Ph.D. student at University of Texas at Austin.

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Open Thread: Draft Day 3, And Some Thoughts So Far

UPDATE: 3:13 PM: I said two days ago that I expected the Yankees to approach signability guys with the Powell Doctrine – overwhelming force – in the middle rounds. They didn’t do a ton of that yesterday, but as Levine from Scout.com has been reporting on twitter, the Yankees haven’t touched a single...

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Yankee 2011 Draft Days 1 and 2: 30 New Potential Yankees

After two long days, we now have 30 new potential members of the Yankee organization to talk about. I’ll have some big-picture thoughts tomorrow afternoon, while the remainder of the draft is conducted, but for now here is a summary table, plus my preliminary notes on the first 30 picks.

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Early Profile: Sam Stafford, LHP University of Texas

LHP Sam Stafford
Junior – University of Texas
6’4″ 195 lbs

88th Overall, Second Round

Scouting Report:

We don’t have a big plurality of sources, but reports having him hitting 92, with some project left in his body. One observer graded his command above average,...

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2011 Draft Day 2: TYA Live Blog

Last night, the Yankees selected Dante Bichette with the 51st overall draft pick. As is customary at this point, the Yankees went out of the box, picking an unconventional guy and causing controversy. Today, we’ll have 29 new Yankees to talk about. Join us here for our live blog/chat during the draft, and check back...

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2011 Draft Live Chat: Day 1

We’ve got some great coverage planned here at TYA for this year’s amateur draft. We’ll have live chats going while teams are picking, and will quickly provide information and analysis about the Yankee draft picks. Starting at 7 pm, join us here for a live chat. We’ll have a 30-40 new potential Yankees to talk...

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Early Guesses On Staten Island's Opening Roster

Short-season A-ball can sometimes be exciting to follow, but oftentimes it gets a little mundane. The league’s bread and butter includes players who just graduated college, were drafted by MLB teams, and are setting out to start their careers as professional baseball players. The problem is that top prospects these days often sign pretty late...

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Alex Rodriguez Chasing Records Too

While Derek Jeter has been slowly marching to his historic milestone, we’ve been distracted from a much more significant march toward the history books: Alex Rodriguez is working his way toward some really big records. Alex has six seasons left on his mammoth contract, plus the remainder of the 2011 season. Here’s a quick table:

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Looking Ahead To The Amateur Draft

The 2011 MLB draft is just about a week away. As I usually try to, I’ve resisted writing about the draft so far. Other bloggers on the minor league baseball beat have tried to do some guessing and profiling of potential draftees, but I find that these profiles, mock drafts, and other previews tend to...

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Minor League Run Factors and 2011 Yankee Prospects

The various minor leagues tend to have radically different playing conditions. Certain leagues, like the Pacific Coast League, play on average, in terms of run scoring, like Fenway Park or The Ballpark At Arlington. Others play like Citi Field or Petco park. Reasons include everything from the type of player assigned to that league to...

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