• Do The Yankees Have Pitching Prospects?

    Posted by on July 31st, 2009 · Comments (1)

    I was just looking at John Sickels top prospects list, for the Yankees, at the start of this season. Here’s the pitchers on that list:

    Dellin Betances, RHP
    Zach McAllister, RHP
    Mark Melancon, RHP
    Jairo Heredia, RHP
    Andrew Brackman, RHP
    Phil Coke, LHP
    Alfredo Aceves, RHP
    Wilkins de la Rosa, LHP
    Humberto Sanchez, RHP
    Jon Albaladejo, RHP
    David Robertson, RHP
    Arodys Vizcaino, RHP
    Christian Garcia, RHP
    George Kontos, RHP
    Kanekoa Texeira, RHP
    Eric Hacker, RHP
    Manuel Banuelos, LHP
    Jeremy Bleich, LHP
    Mike Dunn, LHP
    Alan Horne, RHP
    Brett Marshall, RHP
    D.J. Mitchell, RHP
    David Phelps, RHP
    Ryan Pope, RHP
    Matt Richardson, RHP
    Pat Venditte, RHP-LHP
    Kevin Whelan, RHP

    When I see this group, I see more guys who have struggled this season and/or who have been seriously injuried than I see guys who are on the verge of doing something great at the big league level. Would you agree with that? And, if so, what does that say about the young, and reportedly up-and-coming, pitching in the Yankees pipeline?

    Comments on Do The Yankees Have Pitching Prospects?

    1. Evan3457
      July 31st, 2009 | 12:30 pm

      It says that the Yankees’ pitching prospects are like everybody else’s; a lot of them are going to fail to develop, a lot of them are going to get hurt.

      Happens in all organizations.

      That’s why you develop a LOT of pitchers, so you can overcome the odds, and get a few to the majors.

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