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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.

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

Park steals Game 3 victory for Thunder

Yankees infield prospect swipes home for 2-1 series lead
September 12, 2019

Hoy Jun Park headed to the ballpark on Thursday with one thing on his mind: redemption.And with two outs in the seventh inning, in the most dramatic of ways, the 23-year-old delivered.The Yankees infield prospect stole home to give Trenton a 2-1 win over Bowie in Game 3 of the

King reigns among next wave of Yankees

New York's No. 22 prospect impresses with breakout campaign
November 26, 2018

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.Remember when the Yankees claimed they were rebuilding, then made it within a game of

MiLB announces August Players of the Month

13 of the 16 league honorees are 23 years old or younger
September 6, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball today announced the Player of the Month Award winners for each of the 16 leagues for the month of August. Each winner will receive an award from Minor League Baseball in recognition of the honor.Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Yankees) right-hander Michael King went 3-0 with

RailRiders' King delivers impeccable effort

No. 25 Yankees prospect delivers six perfect frames with six K's
August 29, 2018

In his first season with the Yankees, Michael King has ascended quickly through the system with consistently solid outings. Wednesday's start saw him reign supreme again.New York's No. 25 prospect hurled six perfect innings and fanned six as Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre walked off with a 2-1 win over Syracuse at PNC

Twins' Thorpe coasts to Pitcher of the Week

Minnesota's No. 11 prospect fanned 19 batters in 12 2/3 frames
July 2, 2018

Lewis Thorpe had one bad day at Montgomery in early June. Southern League hitters have paid the price ever since. The Twins' No. 11 prospect was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week on Monday on the heels of two dominant starts for Double-A Chattanooga. Over his pair of outings

Avelino and King Win Weekly Awards

July 2, 2018

PORTLAND, ME - The Eastern League is pleased to announce the winners of the Eastern League Player of the Week Award and Eastern League Pitcher of the Week Award for the period of June 25th through July 1st.

Thunder's King hurls first nine-inning shutout

Yanks prospect ties career high with 11 strikeouts in three-hitter
June 30, 2018

This celebration was fit for a King. With his uniform saturated by three Gatorade baths, Michael King stood on the field conducting a postgame interview temporarily muted as the shock from the dousing subsided. The feeling, he said, was worth it. The Yankees prospect pitched a three-hitter for his first nine-inning complete

Astros' Perez leads Pitchers of the Week

Right-hander allows one hit over 9 1/3 innings with Buies Creek
April 17, 2017

Franklin Perez has already sent a powerful message to the Carolina League: His age doesn't matter, and neither does his role. He has the stuff to be dominant in Class A Advanced, and he showed that in the first week-plus of the 2017 season.The Astros' No. 6 prospect allowed only