With Hensley signed, a review of first round picks and expectations

Late last night, the Yankees and first round pick Ty Hensley agreed to a deal. Both Kevin Goldstein and Jim Callis thought getting Hensley at 30 was a great pick up for the Yankees. Here is the scouting report.

As the first round pick, Hensley is going to have...

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The Farm Report: 7/12/12

Trenton beat New Britain 7-6:
Jose Pirela started the day with a single to right and Addison Maruszak doubled.  David Adams singled in Pirela.  JR Murpy hit a two out line drive to plate Maruszak, while Adams got tagged out at the plate.  New Britain tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the inning.  Adams got the next rally started, with a single in the third.  Zoilo Almonte and Luke Murton walked to load the bases.  An error allowed Kevin Mahoney to reach and Adams scored.  A sac fly from Murphy plated Almonte for a 4-2 lead.  Adams (do you see a trend here?) hit a RBI double in the fourth, but the Rock Cats added two runs, cutting the Thunder lead to 5-4.  Yadil Mujica singled to start the sixth and Maruszak drew a walk.  Adams singled in Mujica.  A ground out by Almonte plated Maruszak and Trenton was up 7-4.  New Britain got two runs in the eighth, but the Thunder held on for the 7-6 win.…

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Yankees Reach Agreement with First Round Pick Ty Hensley

The Yankees have reached an agreement with first round pick Ty Hensley according to K Levine-Flandrup of Scout.com. Hensley was expected to go in the middle of the first round, but somehow fell to the Yankees 30th pick overall. At 6’5″ and 220 lbs,t he right handed pitcher sits low 90′s with his fastball,...

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Things I’m Looking Forward To In The Second Half

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

We’re just one day away from meaningful baseball games starting up again, and that time can’t pass quickly enough.  It’s been absolutely brutal without them this week because there is NOTHING on TV.  I barely paid attention to the HR Derby on...

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The ten worst Yankee offensive seasons ever

1. Frank Crosetti – 1940: This year Crosetti put together happened at the tail end of a nineteen year run of impressive league offense. From 1921 to 1939, the league OPS never dipped below .726. Crosetti’s 1940 season came in at .572 giving him the lowest OPS+ in Yankee history at 52. Crosetti came to the plate 632 times with 546 at bats. He registered only 106 hits for a .194 batting average. Crosetti did manage to walk 72 times and was hit by ten pitches, but his on-base percentage still only reached .299. His slugging percentage was .278. His season bWAR was -0.8. Ouch. Crosetti had a long association with the Yankees and became sort of a godfather around the park for decades. But 1940 was his last full season as the Yankees’ shortstop.

2. Everett Scott – 1924: We associate the 1920s as the Babe Ruth Era culminating of course in Murderers Row. But the only thing Everett Scott murdered was at bats.…

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