7:53 PM EST, Thu January 21, 2021
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Yankee pitching prospect Tanner Myatt talks with Pinstripe Alley

Yankee pitching prospect Tanner Myatt talks with Pinstripe Alley

Photo by Rob Carr/ Tanner Myatt has the potential to emerge as one of the Yankees’ top pitching prospects in 2021. In the 11th round of the 2018 draft the Yankees selected Tanner Myatt, a right-handed pitcher with one of the best arms in the system. Standing tall at 6-foot-7, the strong armed pitcher has held hitters to a .173 batting average against in his first two professional seasons. Tanner recently took the time to talk with Pinstripe Alley about his background and what he has been working to improve during 2020. Baseball played a big role in Myatt’s life...
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This Day in Yankees History: BBWAA writers skip over DiMaggio on first HoF ballot

This Day in Yankees History: BBWAA writers skip over DiMaggio on first HoF ballot

Photo by George Torrie/NY Daily News Archive via Joltin’ Joe’s path to Cooperstown was winding, even if he should have been a shoo-in. Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees History. The New Year is upon us, and the winter hot stove continues to percolate. That being said, the Yankees seem to have made their big moves in DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber, so that gives us more time to dig into the history books. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you...
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Deivi tops trio of Baby Bombers named to BP’s Top 101 prospects

Deivi tops trio of Baby Bombers named to BP’s Top 101 prospects

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Baseball Prospectus released its annual list of top prospects, and the young righty earned high praise. Just a few days after Baseball America released its comprehensive top prospect list, Baseball Prospectus followed suit. No two publications are exactly alike, and while both are superb, they each have their own team of analysts. So the odds are good that although there might be some overlap, the opinions and general thoughts on each prospect will vary. An excellent example of this idea comes from the differences between their two lists....
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For some Yankees, 2021 might be their last chance to secure a spot in the team’s future

For some Yankees, 2021 might be their last chance to secure a spot in the team’s future

Photo by Stephen Brashear/ Miguel Andújar, Tyler Wade and Mike Ford will all need to up their game if they want to be in New York come 2022. It took awhile for the Yankees offseason to “start.” They were able to retain DJ LeMahieu, and even reel in Corey Kluber to bolster the starting rotation. The Bombers don’t seem to have a lot of money left to spend before the season begins, or at least that’s what it sounds like. With that said, the way we see the roster now is how it will likely be come Opening Day, which means no more enforcements are on the way. The...
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Checking in on the Yankees’ division rivals

Checking in on the Yankees’ division rivals

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Let’s see how the Yankees’ rivals have been faring this winter. Although this winter may have seemed long, in part due to the snails’ pace of the free agent market, the light at the end of the tunnel is (hypothetically) near. Assuming that spring training starts on time, we’re slightly less than a month before pitchers and catchers report — the average date, for those that have announced them, is roughly February 18 — and slightly more than a month from the first full team workouts. Since there is little time left in...
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NYY News: Happ finds a new home

NYY News: Happ finds a new home

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Twins sign J.A. Happ; Ivan Rodriguez thinks Gary Sanchez isn’t enjoying baseball lately; possible lefty bats for the lineup; Gerald Williams is running a pro basketball team. NY Post | Dan Martin: The Yankees lost another potential starting rotation piece, but they’re likely not too upset about this one. J.A. Happ has signed a one-year deal with the Twins after a contentious end to his Yankee career, one that included Happ being convinced that the Yanks were skipping his starts to ensure he wouldn’t reach 10 for the season, which would...
Jan 20, 2021
Do the Yankees have the prospects to trade for Luis Castillo?

Do the Yankees have the prospects to trade for Luis Castillo?

Photo by Joe Robbins/ The Yankees’ farm likely could sustain a Castillo trade, but don’t expect Brian Cashman to pull the trigger anytime soon. The rumor de jour this last weekend centered on Reds pitcher Luis Castillo and the Yankees. After the Yankees made good on their first rumored targets, DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber, it seemed eminently possible that they’d follow through on the latest whispers. Talk has died down, particularly at the report that the Reds asked for Gleyber Torres, and potentially more, in exchange for Castillo. As I said in Monday’s...
Jan 20, 2021
Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Albert Almora

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Albert Almora

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The former Cub is a defense-first outfielder who’s been defensively inconsistent. The hot stove finally started cooking last weekend, as the Yankees signed both DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber on Friday. Despite these two major additions, however, the team still has some holes to fill on the roster. With Aaron Hicks’ injury history and Mike Tauchman’s lackluster 2020, the backup center field job may just be one of those that Brian Cashman will be looking to fill. The sixth overall selection in the 2012 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs, Albert...
Jan 20, 2021
This Day in Yankees History: Bombers sign Andruw Jones

This Day in Yankees History: Bombers sign Andruw Jones

Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Jones played his final years in the majors in New York from 2011-2012. Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees History. The New Year is upon us, and the winter hot stove continues to percolate. That being said, there has not been much movement on the Yankees’ front as of yet, so in the meantime let’s dig into the history books. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us! ★ ★...
Jan 20, 2021
Jared Porter underlines MLB’s culture of male privilege

Jared Porter underlines MLB’s culture of male privilege

Arizona Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK A good ‘baseball mind’ doesn’t matter if you’re a vulgar schmuck.  Like the reporter he sexually harassed, former Mets general manager Jared Porter will need to leave the industry in which he chose to work. In baseball, reporters have little control over the setting where they interview players. During batting practice and in the hours before game time, players, coaches and personnel fan out across the field. A group of guys might be stretching down the first base line. Pitchers could be in the bullpen. Players are shagging...
Jan 20, 2021
There is a home for the Yankees’ rookies in the bullpen

There is a home for the Yankees’ rookies in the bullpen

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The rotation was an ambitious ask, but the Yankees’ pitching youth movement now might shift to the bullpen. Although the Yankees’ rotation is still a bit thin, it’s starting to come into shape. With the signing of Corey Kluber, the team can now roll out a rotation of Gerrit Cole, Kluber, Jordan Montgomery, Deivi García and Domingo Germán, plus Luis Severino once he gets healthy again. Although Kluber comes with risks, he is still a good addition for a team that desperately needed a veteran starting pitcher. Kluber’s arrival also affects...
Jan 20, 2021
Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/20/21

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/20/21

Photo by David Maxwell/ Kluber raises the ceiling for the Yankees this season; Reds asked for Gleyber Torres in Castillo talks; Dominguez in top third of prospect rankings despite not playing yet; A-Rod re-signs for Sunday Night Baseball FanGraphs | Craig Edwards: When the Yankees signed Corey Kluber to a one-year, $11 million deal, they knew that there was some inherent risk. What mattered more to them, with the confidence that he will be healthy after an offseason of rehabbing with Eric Cressey, is that he can return to being a top pitcher that can be paired with...
Jan 19, 2021
The Yankees could target Trevor Cahill with their remaining budget

The Yankees could target Trevor Cahill with their remaining budget

Photo by Jason O. Watson/ The versatile righty has been used as starter and a swingman, and should not cost a fortune. This past Friday, the Yankees addressed three of their most pressing objectives this winter in one fell swoop. First, they brought back DJ LeMahieu on a six-year, $90 million deal. They promptly followed that up by adding Corey Kluber on a one-year, $11 million pact, bringing much needed help to a depleted rotation. Finally, they were able to achieve all of this while still staying below the $210 million CBT threshold, leaving them on pace to reset...
Jan 19, 2021
The PSA community grades the 2020 Yankees

The PSA community grades the 2020 Yankees

Photo by Christian Petersen/ DJ LeMahieu: great! Gary Sánchez: not so much. Last week, I put out a call for the Pinstripe Alley community to take its own swing at grading some of the 2020 Yankees after the PSA staff took its turn earlier in the offseason. Many of folks were kind enough to take the time to do so, and we received 157 responses. No extra preamble is necessary, so below, you’ll find the results and some thoughts on each group of players. As a reminder, I only asked for grades on 20 of the 43 Yankees to play in 2020, as I didn’t want to overwhelm...
Jan 19, 2021
This Day in Yankees History: Yogi makes the Hall

This Day in Yankees History: Yogi makes the Hall

Though it took two tries, Yogi Berra earned his place in the sport’s most sacred shrine. Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees History. The New Year is upon us, and the winter hot stove continues to percolate. That being said, the Yankees seem to have made their big moves in DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber, so that gives us more time to dig into the history books. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us! ★ ★ ★ This...