Back in August, Jim Callis of Baseball America was asked if the Yankees had a top 10 farm system. He was noncommittal, but suggested that they might be ranked in that range and were certainly in the conversation. Yesterday, he was asked a similar question, and his answer was an encouraging one for [...]
Keith Law and Jim Callis both chimed in on the Yankee farm system in chats this week, and the prognosis is encouraging. Let’s take a look at the chat answers from Callis first:
Nick (Connecticut): Is the Yankees farm system in the top 15?
Jim Callis: Yes. It takes a lot of time to [...]
Jesus Montero has hit five home runs over the last 4 days at AA, and seems to be having no trouble with the adjustment to a higher level. Austin Jackson, on the other hand, has some nice rate stats at AAA, but is displaying little power, striking out a ton, [...]
From Keith Law:
Price tags on players in this draft continue to rise, with over 90 player saying they will only sign for first-round money.
Essentially, what this means is that some of the top prospects may drop much further than expected, as teams will attempt to identify the most signable of those 90 [...]
These are questions from the ESPN chats of Keith Law and Jim Callis last week:
Chris (NY): Crazy to say that Phil Hughes should be in the bullpen from here on out as a quality multiple innings reliever?
Keith Law: Not crazy at all.
I agree that it is not crazy, but I [...]
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