• Young Yankees Non-Pitchers Since 2006

    Posted by on February 10th, 2014 · Comments (4)

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    Impressive?

    For the record, this is since 2006, non-pitchers age 24 or younger to appear in a game for the Yankees.

    Comments on Young Yankees Non-Pitchers Since 2006

    1. MJ Recanati
      February 10th, 2014 | 6:32 pm

      The results are skewed by the fact that, from 2006-present, the Yankees have blocked minor leaguers at C (Posada, Martin), 1B (Giambi/Teixeira), SS (Jeter), 3B (Rodriguez), LF (Matsui/Damon), CF (Damon), and RF (Sheffield/Abreu/Swisher/Ichiro).

      Cano found a tiny bit of daylight when Tony Womack flopped and never looked back. Otherwise, it has generally been the Yankees’ M.O. to favor veterans.

      Separately, I’d be curious to see what would happen to the results if you pushed the age limit up to 25 or 26.

    2. Mr. October
      February 10th, 2014 | 8:48 pm

      What happened to all of those great minor league non-pitchers that were tragically blocked by a catcher drafted in the 24th round in 1990, the $120-80 million free agent first basemen, the shortstop drafted in 1992, the MVP of the 2009 postseason who was believed to have been taking “little magic pills” all the way back to his days at the Westminster Academy by some of his high school teammates, a right fielder signed to a contract extension and then traded to Detroit for nothing in return, a second right fielder that should have been let go for Beltran in 2011, etc.? What happened to all of those great prospects not named Austin Jackson who were at one time or another “blocked” since 2006? It’s a shame all of that great talent got blocked…

    3. KPOcala
      February 11th, 2014 | 12:05 am

      Are minor league that were drafted, signed, then traded been accounted for?Curious. I can think of Dioner Navarro off the top, but there “has” to be more, no?

    4. KPOcala
      February 11th, 2014 | 12:06 am

      PS, I “know” that my question/observation above doesn’t strictly fit the “criteria”, but is just as relevant, IMHO.

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