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2021 Prospect Projections: AL East rookies

How Steamer600 views O's, Sox, Yanks, Rays, Jays rookies
January 13, 2021

This is the first in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for starting

State of the System: New York Yankees

Schmidt, Garcia lead arms race for perennial contenders
December 2, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.

Yanks turn to Garcia for ALDS Game 2 start

Righty set to be youngest playoff starter in franchise history
October 5, 2020

On Tuesday, Deivi Garcia gets to weave his name into the fabric of the most historic franchise in sports. At just 21 years old, baseball’s No. 87 overall prospect is set to start Game 2 of the American League Division Series and, in doing so, will become the Yankees' youngest

Actor Patterson first starred in Minor Leagues

'Gilmore Girls' actor pitched in Braves, Yankees farm systems
October 5, 2020

Just before the 1981 season, a prospect made a deal with a legend. Scott Patterson was entering his second professional season in the Braves system and it was time to negotiate his contract with the club’s senior vice president: Hank Aaron. The 22-year-old didn’t have an agent or advisor in

Yankees promote Schmidt to active roster

No. 94 overall prospect brought up from alternate training site
September 4, 2020

Just one week after they called upon one of their top pitching prospects for his Major League debut, the Yankees added another highly touted arm to the roster. New York on Friday promoted Clarke Schmidt from its alternate training site prior to the nightcap of their doubleheader against the Orioles

Yankees' Garcia to make MLB debut Sunday

No. 100 overall prospect to pitch in Subway Series twinbill
August 29, 2020

The stadium will be empty, but one of the Yankees' top pitching prospects will be making his Major League debut in the Subway Series. The club has tabbed right-hander Deivi Garcia, its third-ranked prospect, to pitch one of the games in Sunday's doubleheader against the Mets, the Yankees confirmed Saturday.

RiverDogs, area nonprofit give Charleston Hope

MiLB CommUNITY grant will benefit efforts at Title 1 schools
August 26, 2020

Chris Singleton had a good feeling after he submitted Charleston Hope as a possible recipient of one of Minor League Baseball’s five CommUNITY grants. So the Charleston RiverDogs’ director of community outreach texted Emily Kerr, Charleston Hope’s founder and executive director, to pass along that the nonprofit had a strong

Best streams of 2019: Title-clinchers

When the lights were brightest, these players rose to the occasion
August 3, 2020

Whether it's the Governors' Cup of the International League or the Mills Cup of the Carolina League, there's extra urgency and added drama when the championship trophy is in the house. From the complex-level leagues in Arizona and Florida all the way up to Triple-A, a title is the culmination

Waful left lasting impression in Central New York

Lifelong Syracuse resident, former team president was a local icon
July 29, 2020

It was a life well lived and one that touched tens of thousands in the Syracuse area. When Don Waful died last September at the age of 103, he left a legacy of charity, friendship and charm that will far supersede his century on this Earth. Born in Newark, New

Prospects in the Yankees' 2020 player pool

Quest for 28th title undoubtedly will include club's prospects
July 7, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

2020 Draft recap: New York Yankees

Yankees stick to formula, despite having only three picks
June 30, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

'The King of Staten Island' visits the Yankees

Davidson, Burr bond at the ballpark in new Apatow movie
June 18, 2020

If stadiums received acting credits, Richmond County Bank Ballpark would have one of the most impressive IMDb pages in all of Minor League Baseball. Home of the Staten Island Yankees since 2001, Richmond County Bank Ballpark has been featured in a variety of commercials, television shows and independent movies. In

Best streams of 2019: No-hitters

Bisons' Zeuch joins elite company; Anderson fans 14 in gem
June 15, 2020

Is there anything more nail-biting than the final innings of a no-hit bid? There are few things that bring the tension, drama and superstition out of players and fans alike when a pitcher is vying for some history on the mound. In 2019, there were more than a few memorable

Looking back at Judge's gigantic 2016 season

Yankees slugger turned up the power in June on way to callup
June 11, 2020

Before he was out crushing homers at Yankee Stadium, Aaron Judge was perfecting his form at PNC Field -- home of the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. A year after making his International League debut, Judge launched his way to the big leagues, thanks to a stellar first half

Best streams of 2019 games: Wild strikeouts

Thunder's Garcia whiffs 15; Travelers' Crismatt is immaculate
May 25, 2020

Outside of the home run, the strikeout is the singular moment in a game that elicits raw emotion. It's why Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are etched in baseball lore. The ability to blow a 100-mph heater past a hitter or drop in a knee-buckling breaking ball resonates

Toolshed: Yanks' King recalls MLB's last debut

Right-hander could be last to make bow in front of fans for a while
May 22, 2020

There have been 19,683 human beings who have played Major League Baseball in the sport's history. If every one of them went through the turnstiles at the new Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, the stadium still would only be half full. It's an elite club with members from three

Thunder pound record seven homers

Lyerly, Johnson go deep twice each in Trenton's first victory of '12
April 7, 2012

A stiff wind was blowing out to center field at Trenton's Waterfront Park on Saturday afternoon, but it only seemed to help the home team. After mustering four runs in dropping their first two games of the season, the Thunder struck for a franchise-record seven homers in an 11-2 victory