Walker, Jeter learned from Minor struggles

Path to Hall of Fame paved with lessons for newest inductees

Larry Walker and Derek Jeter reflect upon their elections by the BBWAA to the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

By Kelsie Heneghan | January 22, 2020 8:10 PM ET

After being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Derek Jeter and Larry Walker recalled traversing their bumpy paths through Minor League Baseball to get to The Show.

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Yanks' Balkovec sees dual responsibility

New hitting coach eager to succeed, aware of historic position

Rachel Balkovec began her baseball coaching career in 2012 as an interim strength and conditioning coach in the Cardinals system. (MLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | January 20, 2020 10:29 AM ET

Hired by the Yankees to become the first female hitting coach employed by a Major League team, Rachel Balkovec discussed the new role, her goals and what the position means.

Rob Terranova is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @RobTnova24. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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2020 Prospect Projections: AL East rookies

McKay ready to help Rays rotation; Garcia, Pearson should wait

Brendan McKay's 1.10 ERA ranked second among Minor Leaguers with at least 70 innings in 2019. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 7, 2020 10:08 AM ET

Two-way Rays prospect Brendan McKay would fit right into his Major League club's starting rotation, according to Steamer600's projections for the 2020 season.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Garcia breaks out as Yankees show depth

Righty rises three levels while Smith, Stowers impress at Class A

Deivi Garcia finished 2019 as MLB.com's No. 62 overall prospect after starting the year outside the top 100. (Brendan Willsch/RailRiders)

By Rob Terranova | November 25, 2019 10:26 AM ET

No. 62 overall prospect Deivi Garcia pitched at three different levels in 2019, shining among a batch of talented Yankees youngsters who made waves throughout the farm system.

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Wagner, Neidert claim AFL Week 2 awards

Yankees first baseman, Marlins righty honored by fall circuit

Brandon Wagner and Nick Neidert are the second batch of players honored by the Fall League in 2019. (Jill Weisleder/Getty Images)

By Sam Dykstra | October 2, 2019 4:17 PM ET

Yankees first baseman Brandon Wagner (Surprise) and Marlins right-hander Nick Neidert (Salt River) have been named the Arizona Fall League Player and Pitcher of the Week.

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Head of the Class: Class A Short Season

Giants' Labour, D-backs' Frias blossomed during the summer

Franklin Labour tallied a 1.030 OPS in 41 Northwest League games. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | September 25, 2019 10:27 AM ET

Giants No. 20 prospect Franklin Labour and D-backs No. 15 Luis Frias dazzled with the bat and on the rubber, respectively, in Class A Short Season competition in 2019.

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Thunder storms to Eastern League title

Garcia tosses five hitless frames, fans six in Game 4 clincher

Trenton won its fourth Eastern League title and first since 2013. (Trenton Thunder)

By Joe Bloss | September 13, 2019 10:14 PM ET

Trenton won the Eastern League championship with a 5-2 victory over Bowie on Friday night behind five hitless innings from Yankees prospect Rony Garcia.

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Park steals Game 3 victory for Thunder

Yankees infield prospect swipes home for 2-1 series lead

Hoy Jun Park batted .272 with 20 stolen bases in 113 games during the regular season. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | September 12, 2019 10:24 PM ET

Yankees prospect Hoy Jun Park singled and stole home in the seventh inning to give Trenton a 2-1 victory over Bowie and a 2-1 lead in the best-of-3 Eastern League Championship Series.

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Thunder's Deglan pours it on in Finals opener

Yankees catching farmhand delivers a two-run triple, scores twice

Kellin Deglan is 4-for-14 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored in three postseason games. (Rudy C. Jones/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | September 10, 2019 10:14 PM ET

New York Yankees farmhand Kellin Deglan roped a two-run triple and scored twice to fuel Double-A Trenton in a 6-2 comeback win over Bowie in Game 1 of the Eastern League Finals.

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Thunder sweep into Eastern League Finals

Rehabbing Estrada collects three hits, ties record with five RBIs

The Thunder celebrate after reaching the Eastern League Championship Series for the third time in four years. (Michael Dill Photography)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 6, 2019 11:43 PM ET

Rehabbing Yankees infielder Thairo Estrada picked up three hits, five RBIs and two runs scored as Trenton hammered Reading, 12-2, to advance to the Eastern League Championship Series.

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