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    Sharp A Success Story Waiting To Happen

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    Derek Jeter's Top 10 Plays

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    Banuelos Still On Track

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    YMLN - De Oleo In The Clutch

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    YMLN - Mateo Mashing

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    Duran Looking For A Clean Slate

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    Sharp A Success Story Waiting To Happen

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    Derek Jeter's Top 10 Plays

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    Banuelos Still On Track

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    YMLN - Mateo Mashing

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Rumbelow Clicking

It doesn't seem possible that reliever Nick Rumbelow had just finished his Staten Island season this time a year ago. He is already knocking on the big league door after ascending four different minor league levels in his first full professional season this year, getting all the way to Triple-A and dominating nearly every step of the way. He is clicking right now in a big way.

DeCarr Changing It Up

Right-hander Austin DeCarr, the Yankees' third round selection this year and second overall, had a solid debut season in the Gulf Coast League this year, striking out a batter per inning pitched. Known for his plus fastball-plus curveball combination, he's currently down at the minor league complex at Instructs with one goal in mind; improving the changeup.

Heathcott Making Progress

To say Slade Heathcott has had his fair share of health issues since his first round selection back in 2009 would be one of the all-time biggest understatements. He had amassed over 300 at-bats in a season just once in his minor league career entering the 2014 campaign and, accomplishing that feat a year ago, it turns out he wasn't even healthy then either and that's why he missed this year too.

Mullee Proving It To Himself

One of the best stories from the Yankee farm system in 2014 was the healthy and productive return for reliever Conor Mullee. The former college shortstop had one of the more arduous journeys, succumbing to not one but three Tommy John surgeries over the years. He bounced back in a big way though this season, however, posting a combined 1.38 ERA over two levels and proving to himself he belongs.

Coleman Hitting The Reset Button For 2015

Outfielder Kendall Coleman, drafted in the 11th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of high school, has had a rough go of it so far to begin his career. He saw his debut season end abruptly last year after tearing his quad and, after seemingly ready to break out in 2014, he suffered yet another season-ending injury this year. He's resting now and looking to hit the reset button for 2015.

Frare's Long Road Back

Caleb Frare, the left-handed pitcher drafted out of high school in the 11th round of the 2012 MLB Draft, last pitched in an official minor league game on August 25th of that same year, his debut season. He underwent Tommy John surgery later that offseason and to say his road back to a full recovery has been either a long one or a unique one would be massive understatements.

Wade Laid A Nice Foundation

Charleston shortstop Tyler Wade had a very solid season this year for the RiverDogs, hitting .272 and leading the team in hits [138], and finishing second on the team in walks [57], doubles [24], and stolen bases [22]. The 19-year old also proved to be extremely consistent too. Down at Instructs to further hone his skills, he believes he laid himself a nice foundation going forward.

Stock Rising, Stock Falling

The 2014 minor league season is over and several prospects have seen their stocks rise this season while others have seen it dip down. Here are some of the Yankees prospects who have seen their place in the farm system shift the most this season.

Katoh Working On Getting Shorter

Charleston second baseman Gosuke Katoh entered his first full season with a lot of expectations and, like most young ball players, found out quickly that adjustments are needed. He made a lot of them with the RiverDogs this season and his much stronger second half proved they are beginning to work, but he plans on implementing even more during Instructional League this offseason.

Goody Encouraged

It was a tale of two seasons for reliever Nick Goody this year. After pretty much missing the entire 2013 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, he got off to a great start with the Tampa Yankees this season. But while statistically it was a different story in Double-A Trenton later in the year, he says he is encouraged overall with his return to the mound.

Fowler Getting Back Into It

Dustin Fowler, the Yankees' 18th round draft pick in 2013, had a solid first full season this year, hitting a respectable .257 with nine home runs for the Charleston RiverDogs. The 19-year old was really starting to come into his own too in the second half but an injury caused him to miss the last three weeks of the season. He is down at Instructs, however, getting ready to get back into it.

The 2015 Versions

Whether it be Dellin Betances, Shane Greene, Chase Whitely or others, the Yankees have received some solid contributions from their rookie class this season. Looking far into our crystal ball, here are the potential candidates to be the 2015 versions among the rookie contributors a year from now.

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