• Sickels On State Of The Yankees Farm System

    Posted by on January 28th, 2013 · Comments (3)

    Here is what he said:

    Strengths: quartet of young hitters at the top, with Gary Sanchez, Tyler Austin, Mason Williams, and Slade Heathcott all potential impact prospects, though all have some questions. Good depth in C+ types behind them.

    Weaknesses: impact pitching. I don’t count Manny Banuelos as an automatic Tommy John recovery. Wildcard: Rafael DePaula, who could vault up lists quickly once he pitches against people his own age.

    I wonder how this will stand up seven months from now?

    Comments on Sickels On State Of The Yankees Farm System

    1. Raf
      January 28th, 2013 | 9:05 pm

      Given the attrition rate of prospects, it would not surprise me if they go bust.

      From Bronx Banter 2008
      http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/2008/11/19/the-rotation-i-believe-the-children-are-our-future/

      2011 rotation wound up being
      Sabathia-Burnett-Nova-Garcia/Hughes/Colon

    2. Raf
      January 28th, 2013 | 9:05 pm

      To say nothing of guys who’ll get spun off to other organizations.

    3. MJ Recanati
      January 29th, 2013 | 10:56 am

      I agree with this breakdown. For the first time in a long time, the farm system has more positional prospects than pitchers who will generate some buzz.

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