- The Yankees make their final roster decisions
- The Yankees’ Opening Day lineup
- The Yankees’ gameplan for the season
- The Yankees’ player development system
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The Yankees make their final roster decisions
The Yankees have announced their final roster decisions for the 2019 season. They have sent down pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga, infielder Thairo Estrada, and outfielder Clint Frazier. These moves mean that the Yankees will have an eight-man bullpen and a four-man bench.
The Yankees announce their 25-man roster
The Yankees have announced their 25-man roster for Opening Day. The team has also announced that infielder Gio Urshela and left-handed pitcher Zack Britton will begin the season on the injured list.
Here is the Yankees’ Opening Day roster:
Pitchers (12): Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, Jonathan Holder, Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton, CC Sabathia, J.A. Happ, Luis Cessa, Tommy Kahnle, Chad Green, Adam Ottavino, Jonathan Loaisiga
Catchers (3): Gary Sánchez, Austin Romine, Kyle Higashioka
Infielders (6): Luke Voit, DJ LeMahieu, Troy Tulowitzki, Miguel Andújar, Gleyber Torres, Greg Bird
Outfielders (4): Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Giancarlo Stanton, Mike Tauchman
The Yankees send down their top prospects
The Yankees have one of the deepest farm systems in baseball, and that was on full display as they made their final roster decisions for Opening Day. Among the prospects who were sent down were outfielder Estevan Florial, infielder Thairo Estrada, and right-handed pitchers Michael King and Brooks Kriske.
Florial, 22, is considered one of the Yankees’ top prospects and is expected to be a key part of the team’s future outfield. He hit .237/.298/.434 with 10 home runs in 66 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last season.
Estrada, 25, is a versatile infielder who can play all over the diamond. He hit .294/.353/.376 with two home runs in 61 games for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last season.
King, 24, had a breakout season in 2019, going 12-5 with a 2.48 ERA in 27 starts between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He’ll likely begin the 2020 season in Triple-A.
Kriske, 26, was acquired by the Yankees from the Tampa Bay Rays in the offseason and is another pitching prospect with a bright future. He had a 2.50 ERA in 14 relief appearances for Triple-A Durham last season.
The Yankees’ Opening Day lineup
The Yankees have announced their lineup for Opening Day and there are a few surprises. The biggest surprise is that Giancarlo Stanton is not in the lineup. Aaron Judge will be leading off and playing right field followed by Luke Voit at DH, Gleyber Torres at shortstop, Miguel Andujar at third base, Brett Gardner in left field, Gary Sanchez at catcher, Clint Frazier in center field, and DJ LeMahieu at first base.
The Yankees’ batting order
1. Aaron Judge, RF
2. Luke Voit, 1B
3. Giancarlo Stanton, DH
4. Gary Sánchez, C
5. Gleyber Torres, SS
6. Clint Frazier, LF
7. Miguel Andújar, 3B
8. Brett Gardner, CF
9. Tyler Wade, 2B
The Yankees’ starting pitcher
The Yankees announced their Opening Day lineup today, and it includes some familiar faces. Gerrit Cole will take the mound as the team’s starting pitcher, with Masahiro Tanaka serving as his backup. The rest of the lineup includes:
1. Aaron Judge, right field
2. Giancarlo Stanton, left field
3. Luke Voit, first base
4. Gleyber Torres, second base
5. Miguel Andujar, third base
6. Gary Sanchez, catcher
7. Clint Frazier, designated hitter
8. Brett Gardner, center field
9. Gio Urshela, shortstop
The Yankees’ gameplan for the season
The Yankees are looking to win the World Series this year and they have made some moves to bolster their roster. They acquired Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins and they also sent down some players to the minors. Let’s take a look at who they sent down and why.
The Yankees’ rotation
This season, the Yankees will have a different rotation than they did last year.
Gone are Sonny Gray and Michael Pineda, replaced by Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, and Jordan Montgomery.
Sonny Gray was traded to the Reds in the offseason for two prospects: infielder Shed Long and right-handed pitcher Reiver Sanmartin.
Michael Pineda signed a two-year deal with the Twins.
The Yankees’ rotation will also feature two new faces in Domingo German and Jonathan Loaisiga.
German made his MLB debut last season, while Loaisiga is a highly touted prospect who made his debut in 2018.
The Yankees’ bullpen
The Yankees have one of the strongest bullpens in baseball. They have a deep group of relievers who can come into the game and get the job done. The Yankees’ bullpen is anchored by Aroldis Chapman, who is one of the best closers in the game. Chapman is supported by Dellin Betances, Zach Britton, and Adam Ottavino. These are all high-leverage relievers who can come into the game and get the job done.
The Yankees’ player development system
The Yankees have one of the most well-known and successful player development systems in baseball. Their ability to produce homegrown talent has played a big role in their success over the years. Today, we’re going to take a look at who the Yankees sent down to the minors.
The Yankees’ farm system
The Yankees’ farm system is a system used by the New York Yankees to develop their minor league players. They have been known to be one of the best development systems in baseball, having produced many Major League Baseball (MLB) stars such as Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera.
The farm system is made up of seven minor league levels, with each level representing a different step in a player’s development. The levels are as follows:
– rookie (level 1): The lowest level of baseball in the Yankees’ organization, played in rookie leagues.
– A ball (level 2): A step up from rookie ball, played in short-season or single-A leagues.
– AA (level 3): The next level up, played in double-A leagues.
– AAA (level 4): The highest level of the Yankees’ farm system, triple-A baseball is one step below the majors.
Players usually start out at the rookie level, and if they are good enough, they move up through the ranks until they reach AAA. From there, they may be called up to play for the Yankees at the Major League level.
The Yankees’ farm system has been very successful over the years, producing many MLB All-Stars and Hall of Famers. Some of the more recent stars to come out of their system include Catfish Hunter, Thurman Munson, Goose Gossage and Reggie Jackson.
The Yankees’ player development staff
The Yankees’ player development system is a baseball team that competes in the Minor League Baseball (MiLB). The Yankees are one of ten teams in the American League (AL) East division, and they play their home games at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. The team’s primary colors are navy blue and white.
The Yankees’ player development staff consists of Director of Player Development Kevin Reese, Assistant Director of Player Development Patrick Osborn, Coordinator of Instruction Damon Oppenheimer, Pitching Coordinator Danny Borrell, Hitting Coordinator James Rowson, Field Coordinator Reggie Jackson, Mental Skills Coordinator Harvey Schiller, Rehab Pitching Coach Troy Tulowitzki, and Latin America Pitching Crosschecker Ralph Avila. In addition to the on-field staff, the front office consists of General Manager Brian Cashman and Assistant General Manager Jean Afterman.