The Shortstop Dilemma

The Shortstop Dilemma

It's no secret that the Yankees didn't have [and still don't have] a lot of upper-level minor league shortstop depth. However, the exact opposite now rings true at the lower levels, so much so that the Yankees have a bit of a dilemma on their hands heading into the 2015 season; how to find enough playing time for seven legitimate shortstop prospects among their two A-ball clubs.

Q&A with Mario Garza - Part Two

Q&A with Mario Garza - Part Two

We sat down with Staten Island Yankees Manager Mario Garza for a Q&A session. In part two of this two-part series we concentrate on the pitchers, including his thoughts on Ty Hensley's comeback bid, what he thinks of the development of David Palladino so far, who among his pitchers does he see 'sleeper' potential, his initial impressions of Jordan Montgomery, and much, much more.

Scout Spotlight: America's Top Prospects

Scout Spotlight: America's Top Prospects

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Q&A with Staten Island Manager Mario Garza

Q&A with Staten Island Manager Mario Garza

We sat down with Staten Island Yankees Manager Mario Garza for a Q&A session. In part one of this two-part series we concentrate on the hitters, including his thoughts on Ty McFarland and his abilities at second base, what he thinks of the development of Luis Torrens so far, what he likes best about Chris Breen's breakout season, his initial impressions of Connor Spencer, and much, much more.

Where We Were Right, Where We Were Wrong

Where We Were Right, Where We Were Wrong

Each offseason we make some bold prospect predictions heading into the new season and sometimes we nail it, and sometimes we were off-base. Here's where we were right in our predictions for the 2014 season and where we were wrong [and why].

Top Five Least Tradeable Prospects

Top Five Least Tradeable Prospects

The Yankees haven't just been promoting prospects from within to help the big club, they've used them as trade chips to get more established players or fill positions of need. While they've shown a willingness to deal prospects, not all of them should be for sale. Here's a list of the top five prospects down on the farm who should not be available heading into the Winter Meetings.

Yankees vs. Red Sox: First Base Prospects

Yankees vs. Red Sox: First Base Prospects

Continuing our comparisons between the Yankees and Red Sox farm systems, we take a look at the crop of first base prospects in each system. Which system is deeper? Which prospects have the most power? The highest ceilings? Take a look at this comparison between the two rival AL East farm systems.

Not An Indictment

Not An Indictment

The Yankess non-tendered right-handed pitcher Jose Campos and outfielder Slade Heathcott on Tuesday, thus removing them from the 40-man roster. Critics of the Yankee farm system will use the transactions as some sort of indictment on their player development program when nothing could be farther from the truth.

Top Five Yankees Trade Chips

Top Five Yankees Trade Chips

The Yankees haven't just been promoting prospects from within to help the big club, they've used them as trade chips to get more established players. Austin Jackson [and others] to Detroit for Curtis Granderson near the 2009 Winter Meetings comes to mind, as does the Jesus Montero trade in 2012. Here's a list of the top five trades chips down on the farm heading into the Winter Meetings.

Biggest Weaknesses

Biggest Weaknesses

Going over our Top 50 Prospects rankings again, we'll highlight each of the player's biggest weaknesses in cheat sheet format to highlight the area of their game that might prevent them from reaching their potential if they don't make the necessary adjustments.

Top 10 Untapped Yankee Prospects

Top 10 Untapped Yankee Prospects

PinstripesPlus.com is heading into our 13th year covering the Yankee farm system and there have been some real talented prospects over the years. As is the case in the prospect world, however, many simply do not pan out for whatever reason. We take a look back at the Top Ten most talented prospects who never tapped their potential with the Yankees.

Garcia Becoming A Pro

Garcia Becoming A Pro

The Yankees signed shortstop Wilkerman Garcia out of Venezuela this past summer for a reported $1.35 million. Widely considered one of the top ten amateur talents in this year's International free agent market, the 16-year old [he won't turn 17 until April] says he is not only seeing his entire game improve but he is quickly learning what it means to be a professional ball player.

The Next Wave

The Next Wave

The Yankees have proven to have some significant depth up and down their minor league system. With 13 of their Top 20 prospects either already reaching Double-A or likely to reach the Double-A level at some point in 2015, however, a lot of their top talent is creeping up towards the big leagues. Here are some names at the lower levels that could replace these top prospects in the coming years.