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The evaluation of minor league prospects is no longer a cottage industry. Every major media platform seems to have at least one analyst dedicated to tracking baseball prospects, and the highlight of those efforts are annual rankings compiled just before spring training. Although there are many reputable evaluators (as well as many who are not), […]

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If the Yankees are expecting reinforcements from the farm, they’d better stock up on Miracle-Gro. At least that seems to be the consensus of the most respected talent evaluators in the baseball media. Keith Law is the latest prospect guru to offer a less than sanguine view of the Yankees’ prospect pipeline. Coming on the […]

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It’s prospecting season for the baseball media’s minor league evaluators, the highlight of which has become the annual ranking compiled by former Blue Jays executive and current ESPN contributor Keith Law. What follows is a breakdown of Law’s rankings along with commentary about some of the selections (for last year’s breakdown, click here). Keith Law’s […]

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Thanks to the constraints of a new austerity plan, the Yankees have not had a very inspiring off season. And, if the team continues to chart the same financial course, the next several winters could be just as barren.  Without free agent signings and blockbuster trades to supply the team’s deficiencies, the Bronx Bombers could […]

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Yesterday, ESPN’s Keith Law released his annual list of the game’s top-100 prospects. Although the real value is in the individual player write-ups, there were also some interesting trends gleaned from breaking down the ranking by variables such as franchise, position, and age. So, today, we also take a closer look at Law’s organizational list. […]

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Note: This post has been revised to correct an error. In the original version, Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts was assigned to the Reds. All other assignments have been verified, and the chart and relevant text have been updated. Prospecting has become a big part of being a baseball fan, and at no point is […]

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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstripe Alley) Baseball Americarecently unveiled its new ranking for the Yankees’ farm system, and once again Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos were featured prominently. Absent from the list, however, was Andrew Brackman, who ranked fifth on last year’s list. Of course, the reason Brackman didn’t make the list is because he is no […]

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