Morning Bits: Bichette Jr, Phelps, Banuelos, Pinstripe Bowl, Derek Jeter

Good morning all.  It’s Friday and it’s a 3 day weekend for most.  Enjoy New Years everyone be safe.

Now on to the links….

* Bichette Jr. among “special” NY Prospects.

* Phelps, Banuelos among Yankees best.

* Yankees call up some tougher sod for Pinstripe Bowl.

* Yankee hats are everywhere even North Korea.

* Is Derek Jeter’s career winding down?

* Yankees have many options.

About Matthew S.

Avid Yankee fan since birth. I have been going to Yankee games with my father since i was young. I have many memories at YSII including many playoffs and world series games. I hope that you enjoy our blog. Comment often.

Posted on December 30, 2011, in Notes & Links and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I hope for the guys who like the talk about the prospects enjoy the first two articles. the first one mentions Rosario who seems to be highly touted by the Yankees who I’m looking forward to watching what he can do this year in the minors.

  2. Matt, just read the links you provided on the “prospects”. The more and more I see of many of these type pieces the more it convinces me that Phelps is going to be a help to the big league team in possible the very near future if needed. And someone we as fans need to keep an eye on. At 25 he’s got the maturity and his numbers in Triple A look pretty darn good including his strike out to walk ratio.

    It seems to me that he’s right behind Noesi in the options for the Yankees this year if they need someone from in house to step into the rotation. Good to see.

    • Yeah if the Yankees use Noesi in the bullpen (which i dont’ want to to see at all and mentioned several times let him start in AAA) Then Phelps could be the first guy up for an injured pitcher.

  3. Bust Olney ranked the Top 10 Outfields and ranked the Yankees at #2 here is what he said. (this was an insider article)

    2. New York Yankees

    The Yankees’ outfielders scored 322 runs last year, with Curtis Granderson leading the way; he compiled 136 runs, 41 homers, 119 RBI, 25 stolen bases. But the other parts of the Yankees’ outfield excelled in other ways, too — Brett Gardner didn’t win the Gold Glove Award for left fielders in the AL, despite having easily the best UZR/150 rating among all position players. Gardner had a crisis of confidence early in the year, but worked through that and wound up swiping 49 bases.

    Nick Swisher hit 23 homers, drew 95 walks and ran up pitch counts, skills that prompted the Yankees to bring him back for another year — although they have quietly checked around on possible alternatives, as they prepare for his possible departure after next season. Swisher has played in 150 or more games in six consecutive seasons.

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