Showing posts from March, 2015

Pinstripes Projections Part 1-Position Players

By: Chad Raines In this article, I am going to be giving you my very own projections for each and every Yankees player or minor leaguer that I think could dawn pinstripes at some point this season. Yes, there will be some players not on here that may make their way to pinstripes via trade or exceptional performance in minor league ball, but I will give you players on the 40-man or players incredibly close to being on the 40-man roster. All statistics have been calculated (with the exception of WAR as I gave it a rough estimation) to give you my most in-depth projections. The statistic will be found directly under its title (i.e. I project Brian McCann to play 137 games and hit 27 home runs). Hope you all enjoy!

Don't Count Out the Yanks

By: Ryan Thorpe After missing the playoffs the past two seasons, and a relatively quiet off-season for the New York Yankees many people are counting them out of playoff contention in 2015.  However looking at the team as a whole you start to see similarities to a team that had a very successful October in 2014, the Kansas City Royals.  The Royals barely nudged their way into postseason baseball in 2014, but once playing ball in October, their bullpen took over.  The Royals relied on stellar defense, timely hitting, and a great bullpen to make their way to the Fall Summer Classic. 

Takeaways from Early Spring Training

By: Nick Scott Hello folks, it’s been a while since we last talked, but to be fair, there hasn’t been much to talk about. The Yankees by and large had a disappointing offseason. Yes, they signed Andrew Miller and wisely retained Chase Headley, and while the loss of David Robertson is easily recoverable, losing solid starter Brandon McCarthy isn’t. The Yankees then traded for Didi Gregorius and foolishly traded the good hitting and versatile Martin Prado for the guy who led the NL in hits allowed last year with an ERA over 4.00: Nathan Eovaldi.

Spring Training Game 1

Yankees   5 (0-0-1, 0-0-1 away) Phillies   5 (0-0-1, 0-0-1 home) By: Chad Raines RECAP---- The Yankees opened up Spring Training this afternoon at the Philadelphia Phillies complex. The Bombers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning off an RBI single from Jose Pirela. The Phillies were able to scratch two runs off Luis Severino, one off Diego Moreno, and two (unearned) off Jacob Lindgren. Jake Cave opened scoring back up for the Yankees with an RBI single to bring the score to 2-5 Phillies. Then came the blast off the bat of Yankees top prospect Aaron Judge, a three-run homer on a 3-2 count to tie the game in the top of the ninth. Chasen Shreve got into a bit of trouble in the 9 th  but was able to get out of it leaving the score deadlocked at 5 as the Yankees tied in their first Spring Training game. MY TAKE---- Overall, the Yankees enjoyed a solid start to their 2015 Spring Training. Slade Heathcott was impressive as he went 2-2 with a double and